Random Thoughts

Land Those Helicopters, Parents

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Today’s quiz has no right or wrong answer—but it has only two possible responses: Would you rather be depressed at the country club or happy at the municipal golf course? Please answer that honestly, and keep your answer in mind as you read on… Congratulations to every […]

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Why I Don’t Have a Bucket List

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Every so often, words or phrases seem to implant themselves in my mind and not let go. Over the past few weeks, the phrase that keeps appearing and reappearing for me is “bucket list.” Or, as I like to call it, “Your Basic ‘Type A’ Marching Orders.” […]

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The Flip Side of Love

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer Last week I was hurt because of something my husband said to me. I felt hurt, but at the same time, he felt frustrated and misunderstood. The evening ended abruptly. For me, it had been a lovely day spent with a good friend. That evening, I sat […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Have a wonderful 4th of July! Wishing you health, healing, and happiness. —Maria Print PDFRelated Posts:Fourth of July Craft: Sunprint Fireworks JarsFourth of July PlaylistHappy Independence Day!

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You Never Forget Your High School Love

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger “Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love one another.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables Well, thanks Victor. That sounds easy, but it often feels like we never remember to do it until something horrifying reminds us to do […]

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The Slow Old Days

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger When Maria told me the theme for this week was “slow fashion,” my first thought was, “What in the world is slow fashion?” Other than describing my usual default position of being very, very far behind on fashion trends, I had no clue. And then I thought, […]

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Defining Popular—Not What You Think It Means

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Today’s vocab words: popular as in “popular” author: untalented as in “popular” fiction: talentless as in “pop” icon: super talented! and literary as in “literary” author: brilliant as in “literary” fiction: brilliantly crafted storytelling. Stepping away from my typical brooding and introspection—such as it is—about my own […]

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You Say You Want a Revolution

by guest blogger Megan Mulry, writer of sexy, stylish romantic fiction “It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness.” —Alcoholics Anonymous I spend a lot of my emotional, mental, and creative energy at the intersection of acceptance and resentment. Obviously, what this AA quote states are universal […]

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