Stuff that works – Christmas edition

Ok. I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a Scrooge about Christmas music.  I think it’s because people start playing it in November these days and I just get sick of it.  It’s probably more than that, because I don’t really remember ever liking any Christmas songs.  Dolly’s Hard Candy Christmas is good; I’ve always…

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Wherefore art thou kindness

As most of you know, my dear friend Katie lost her son this year.  Today is his 19th birthday.  Katie and Henry’s story is featured on the Daily Beast today and in honor of Henry, her sister is asking friends and supporters to participate in Acts of Kindness for Henry. I think it’s a beautiful…

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Hate is not a family value.

Last week was tough because friends of mine were experiencing difficult times; they still are. But I was so impressed with the way communities leapt forward to offer condolences, prayers, food and literally, the shirts off their backs. It made me proud to be a part of the different groups of people here in East…

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Someone somewhere is having the worst week of their life.

This week, it happened to a couple of really good people. I feel selfish even mentioning it because none of the struggles were actually mine but those of my friends. It’s never good when your friends make the local news. Our friend Jay Pfaffman’s house burned down this week. He, his dog Thor, and Thor’s…

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I am an avid blog reader

I loved to read blogs. I love to write. I love to facebook and I love to tweet. Why, oh why can I not find 15 minutes a week to update my freaking blog?  I’m not THAT busy.  Although, I have been really busy.  (I just typed “busty”, heh. I guess I’m that too.) We…

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Stress? What stress?

This has been a challenging week. I realize it’s Monday, but we’ll just say “the previous seven days” and consider that this week. Maybe even longer, but I don’t want to think it’s been longer. When I was letting it all sink in, I realized that the little stress-o-meter thingy people use to measure stress…

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**Update**

The man accused in Carrie Daugherty’s murder has been able to have his trial delayed again. So sad.

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Justice for Carrie

February 22nd is the next trial date for Carrie Daugherty’s murder. The man that murdered her has been awaiting a trial for nearly two years.  Her loved ones have been awaiting justice for as long.  His trial was last delayed in June of last year. And already, people have gone back to their normal lives…

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Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man

We had another weekend of snow.  On Friday night/early Saturday morning, my mom called to let us know that they were out of power from the snowstorm.  My mom takes care of my 94 year old grandmother so it was a bit nerve-wracking to think of her without heat.  They had an old kerosene heater,…

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Cozy crawlin’

I was out of town last weekend and didn’t get to join in the SnugPubCrawl festivities, but it sure sounds like they had fun.  I was following the hashtag (#snugpubcrawl) on twitter and vicariously enjoying myself.  This is why social media is fun. It’s SOCIAL!

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Minor League Baseball

Going to minor league games is something I got hooked on as a kid.  My mom would take us to see the Lookouts and we’d have hotdogs, we’d scramble for foul balls, and we’d wait in line for autographs.  I loved it.  There’s nothing quite like eating ice cream out of a tiny baseball helmet. …

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