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Arm the cats before you arm the teachers.

DON’T ARM THE CATS. Please. I beg you. I know some of y’all think we should force our teachers to be peace officers (do they get additional security salary?), and probably next will be arming our toddlers. But here’s my … Continue reading

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Knock You Naked Salsa: A walk on the wild side . . .

Wrangling baby tigers, swimming with jaguars and interviewing three Texas governors— with the pictures to prove it—Kit Frazier admits she’s participated in some once-in-a-lifetime adventures. “If you see a chance, take it,” says Kit. “And while I’ve done—or participated—in some … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Valentine’s Day.

VALENTINE’S DAY. A made up holiday heralded in with jewelry commercials featuring cheesy jewelry (Jane Seymour anyone?) and *chocolate* diamonds–good marketing for the brown diamonds that nobody wanted. This year, I’m reclaiming Valentine’s Day. My ex insisted we get married … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Super Bowl *snowflake* ads: Snowflakes are patriotic, too.

I WASN’T SURPRISED when the Twit-o-sphere began bashing “Snowflake” Super Bowl ads last night. After all, the State of the Nation is divided. But I’m proud to be a snowflake. When I a little girl, I got a lot adult-eye … Continue reading

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Writing Stall: Black, Blue & Red Rule Enforced. If you’re not broken, bleeding or in need of bail money, do not knock.

OKAY. I’M NOT so much blocked as stymied with a scene that’s been giving me trouble. First problem is, I’ve got too much going on. And while, yes, it’s funny, it doesn’t move the plot. It’s going to get axed … Continue reading

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How #MeToo Took down an Olympian predator. I wonder who will *examine* the doctor first. In prison . .

I WISH THEY’D quit calling Olympic events Women’s Gymnastics and call it what it is– Girl’s Gymnastics–Gold Medal Winner Dominique Moceanu is 14-years old, for heaven’s sake. And while it’s a little to late for Larry Nassar to zip up his pants … Continue reading

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Dogs–the best medicine. And how you can both live longer. And happier.

DOGS ARE AWESOME. Seriously. Take any situation, add a dog and it transforms into instant awesome. A big puddle of mud? We avoid it. But add a couple of dogs? Instant entertainment. And possibly a YouTube video that’ll break the … Continue reading

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Friends are the family we choose for ourselves

IT’S BEEN A rough couple of years for most of us, and I don’t know what I’d do without my friends, particularly my female friends. Friendships come in all shapes, sizes and species–and they often from unexpected places. Most of … Continue reading

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Saving the world from emotional porcupines

Kathy L. Murphy, the Pulpwood Queen, has been leading the charge on literacy front. In these times of willful ignorance, reading is more important than ever. She’s also a cheerleader for authors (’cause you know, writers (at least this one) … Continue reading

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If motivation were a drug I’d be mainlining

I DIDN’T START 2018 with a lot of expectations, based on the last two years and you know, Idiot in Chief is still on his Golden Toilet. But this malaise is lingering, and every time he opens his mouth or … Continue reading

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