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When working hard gets ridiculous

While I was watching the Olympics a few nights ago, I saw a commercial that was so over the top, it hardly seemed believable. In fact, I’m not entirely sure it’s not meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek—I even posted it on the Facebook page yesterday, and readers seem equally vacillated between shocked, saddened, and (read more…)

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Better learn the world

As you start this week, may you take the time to look beyond the four walls of your home. May you open your door, mentally walk outside, and take in more of the world. May you be intentional with your brain cells and your precious time, and give some of them to the world around (read more…)

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Weekend links

“You don’t write because you want to say something; you write because you’ve got something to say.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald “We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience have no meaning.” -Vladimir Nabokov It’s only fitting, this weekend, to make the links we share (read more…)

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What it means to hop on a bike

Sigh… I’m a happy gal right now. It’s near 11 p.m. on Thursday evening, my boys are playing on the iPad (shock! horror!), and my mom is sitting next to me. Tonight, we had so much fun. For those of you who came, thanks. I absolutely loved seeing all your kids—mamas sling-adorned with three-month-olds, strollers (read more…)

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Of beignets and brisket and börek

When I’m busy or stressed, I tend to grab whatever food is nearest—not the best culinary habit, I admit. So with the book release this week, I’ve taken to eating some fare that hasn’t exactly settled my stomach. I’ve been craving vegetables for weeks, which is a wee sign that my body longs for health. (read more…)

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