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August 28, 2008

>Goody, Goody Two Shoes

>When I think of the terms “kiss ass,” “suck-up,” or “brown noser,” one name comes to mind: Sallie Holmes. She was the girl with the platinum blond pageboy and the…

August 27, 2008

>Miss Manners

> “I don’t know how your daughter is at home,” the elderly man said as he passed me at the soccer game, “but she sure was a sweet girl at…

August 26, 2008


>A few months ago, I was at the YMCA (aside: So many posts lately revolve around the Y that I really should rename this blog YMCA Turmoil. Seriously, though, half…

August 25, 2008

>Fool Me Twice

>Months ago, Punky had a friend over– a “friend” who was the shameless carrier of a wretchedly phlegmy head cold. A “friend” who coughed her wretchedly phlegmy germs on every…

August 24, 2008

>There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters

> Last night marked my stepdaughters’ first soccer game of the season. It was great seeing them out on the field together. At the same time, it’s hard to believe…

August 23, 2008

>Weekend Reads

>Hey look! I’m in Cookie Magazine! The topic is one that sort of infuriates me, since that scenario in which one of our children is mocked by their friends over…