Category: Family

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A Tragedy, Not a Statistic

Every person who dies from COVID-19, or any other cause, is a life to be celebrated, remembered, and mourned.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping Part 3: Staples and Beyond

And remember — this is NOT doomsday. We aren’t hoarding, we’re stocking up. Be sensible, think of others, and don’t take more than you will be able to use in a reasonable time.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping 2 – Shopping for Stocking Up

Some years back, I started writing a cookbook because so many younger clients on my fertility website had no idea how to shop, store, and cook affordable food. A lot of families around the...

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Say No To Puritarian America

Keep government limited to the things it does well (if any) and I’ll worry about my own boobs.

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The Case for Monopoly

Board Game Symposium: If anything, Monopoly teaches that, despite your best planning, wise investment, and sound judgment, sometimes the universe has other plans (or no plan at all).

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High Sierra Ghost Stories

The past isn’t ever really past, and ghosts don’t ever die. So instead of avoiding them or feeling bad, maybe try confronting them a little bit?

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Adopt, Don’t Shop

I want to drive home the point that if you’re looking for a pet, you should always think to adopt first.

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Do It Yourself Pizza

Homemade pizza is best because pizza is all about the toppings.

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That’s Amore!

So, why was I standing in a gas station convenience store next to the hot pizza slices promising never to eat pizza again?

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Thoughts from a Cemetery

There’s a haunting beauty in these old cemeteries. It’s the new ones that creep me out.

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Oh no…it’s the Chicken Dance!

Even though the ceremonies differed, the one constant in the celebration is the wedding reception. Specifically, the music.

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Comment Rescue: Grief Bacon

There’s a German word, Kummerspeck, which literally means “Grief-bacon” and is used to refer to the weight you put on while grieving.

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The Things My Father Gave Me

History has been something that my father has given me with very little in return; not simply because I don’t want to give back to that tradition, but because I haven’t yet had the life to lead which gives to the story of my family and of mankind as a whole.