Aside from my childhood dog…Best. Birthday. Present. Ever.

January 28, 2010 by  
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For my birthday I’ve been immortalized in a playing card by my boyfriend and our friend Jeff. My boyfriend did the artwork for LIFEBOAT, a card game, where players are pitted against each other as six different survivors of a Titanic-style shipwreck who must share the same Edwardian-era lifeboat. The game, which has a cult […]

My Evil Scheming Ways

January 27, 2010 by  
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How do you get your boyfriend to finally sort out the garage in preparation for a garage sale he doesn’t want to have? Hold the garage sale on your birthday so he can’t say no. Yes, I’m terrible. But now that he’s resigned to the task of giving me the birthday morning that I really […]

I’m Suffering Separation Anxiety…

January 20, 2010 by  
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…from my long-distance carrier. I’ve been using Vonage for the last five years. I love it. But I have to come to grips with the fact that even though Vonage supplies me with limitless phone calls to all of North America and most of Western Europe for $25 a month, I’m double-paying for my domestic […]

Cataloging The Dead In Port Au Prince Haiti.

January 19, 2010 by  
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Sharon is one of the toughest, and most resourceful people I know. In addition to being a single mom, Sharon is a successful business woman who owns and operates her own funeral parlor. Sharon emailed me today, from Haiti, where she is working as a mortician and cataloging DNA. I had asked her in a […]

All My Hundred Acre Woods Fantasies Fulfilled!

January 16, 2010 by  
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I have many desires that I cannot explain. Like, my love of shoes for example. Or, my goal of joining Volvo’s Million Mile Club. Or, the fact that I’ve been pining for a Bee Gum since I read about them on one of the numerous bee sites I’ve been frequenting lately (and too often). I […]

An Idiot’s Guide For Something Smart!

January 10, 2010 by  
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This just in off the Organic Beekeepers Yahoo group: [Organicbeekeepers] Bee Culture Posted by: “deknow” Sat Jan 9, 2010 7:21 am (PST) Hi Martha (and all), Things are looking up on all fronts. The journals (and prominent speakers) are, for the most part, giving more attention to chemical free, treatment free, organic, etc approaches. The […]

The Best Defense Is A Best Friend

January 7, 2010 by  
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My secret weapon in my mad attempt to fix my life in 2010 is my BFF. (No pressure, Kiernan). The BFF and I have agreed to have a daily phone call at 9:30 am to plot out or days and plan our projects. She’s going to help me stay accountable and keep me on schedule. […]

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