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Barbara Anne


42 – R E S P E C T

Conflicted So today, as I sit and write, I am conflicted.  There are just so many thoughts in my head. I started writing, stalled a little, then I thought, it is tax day – nope, that does not inspire me – then thought it’s almost Easter – which certainly checks off the inspiration button, so I started something else, then I turned on the ball game. Since Easter is technically next week, and I can share Freely Given at that time, the Jackie Robinson Celebration … [Read More...]



Dolled Up

Having siblings is a tough life, but being the youngest makes a horrific childhood. My older brother and sister loved to make me terrified of everything. My brother would find the scariest movies on TV and make me watch it until I would cry. The movie that I was most terrified of was Chucky. It doesn’t matter which one was playing, because they equally scared the crap out of me. My fear of dolls was easily kept at bay, everyone knew how terrified I was of them and … [Read More...]

the KMFP


Just Three Words…

We’ve been at it here on my site for 4½-months, and I offer advice and judgment with little sense of remorse.  But rarely is it actually solicited, unless on the overwrought usage of obscure pop-culture references, or can be solved with a well-placed F-bomb. Today I am offering more – and it is simply these three words: KISS MY ASS Okay, I kid, but you all know I just have to use my “crutch of profanity” (just ask around) to rope in small-minded readers – so I had … [Read More...]

“Mommy Moments”


The Mommy and Me

I have a confession: I love being a Mom. But that’s not all. I love being a wife, a singer, a volunteer, a friend, a family member, and a hobbyist. Too many times those viral posts about how … [Read More...]

“Flammable” Content


“Conversations With Mother” – She’s Got Jokes

Mom: Hey, I heard a joke today. Me: NO! You always mess them up. You are a terrible joke teller. Mom: No, no, listen. This one's good. Me: (rolls eyes) Oh, brother. I'd better sit down … [Read More...]



Thank a Teacher

If u cn rd dis…thank a teacher. I realize it might not be the most popular opinion out there, but I think it’s high-time we actually thank teachers for the growing epidemic of the average person … [Read More...]

The Life of Brian



When I was a kid, there was a patch of woods in my neighborhood, two streets over from my home.  It was behind Kelly and Stephanie Vancil’s house.  Adults called it the “common ground”. … Kids … [Read More...]

Be My Guest


KNOW Your Cleaner

As hard as it is to come to terms with, I realize that my talent alone cannot carry this site, though I’ll never quite understand that… Aside from what I feel already is a first-rate staff, I’d … [Read More...]

Top Five


Top Five Whereabouts of the Missing Malaysian Jet

Top Five Whereabouts of the Missing Malaysian Jet 5.) Al Capone’s vault… waiting for Geraldo 4.) At the bottom of Loch Ness with Eddie (minus The Cruisers), Bigfoot, Elvis (he’s ALIVE!), Jesus … [Read More...]

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