Random Thoughts

How to Get Unwired
(For Less Than $400 a Day)

  by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Just two weeks ago, in this very space, I remarked about the cyber-connections many of us have to just about anything you could name, how that’s supposed to be some kind of 21st-century bonus, and why I tend to see things like this as the beginning […]

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Blogger’s Block

It’s Sunday night. The bills are paid. The counter is clean. It’s summer. I have no more blogs on deck and I have a week ahead of me with no time for writing. I can’t think of anything to write about. I did make a really good non-mayo coleslaw this weekend, but it all got […]

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What Am I Thinking Now?

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Online privacy is hard enough to maintain—and it gets even harder when companies start trying to read your mind.

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Top 10 Things That Annoy Me

I’m not easily annoyed, but there are things that do aggravate me. In case you ever meet me, here is what you need to know:

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The Top 5 Myths about
Farm-to-School Programs

by Chelsey Simpson. Most of us can remember a childhood encounter with chicken nuggets, Tater-Tots, and canned peaches in syrup as our lunch. But with one in three children currently considered overweight or obese, ideas about how we feed our kids at home and at school are changing, and many school cafeterias are leading the charge.

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Gritty in Pink: How a Man Stays Manly in a Girl’s World

by guest blogger Jeff Csatari. I live in a house full of estrogen: nine X chromosomes, one guY. My wife and I have three wonderful daughters—girlie-girls, all of them—and like any dad, I’m lovestruck. But I have to admit it’s a challenge trying to stay true to my guy roots.

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The Big Secret No One Tells You

by guest blogger Renee James. As a former colleague of mine used to say—and I mean this in the kindest way to every recent graduate reading this column—”Listen to me very carefully.” What you don’t know about life, the workplace, relationships and love is a lot…

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How to Tell the Truth
in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

I don’t know about any of you, but I have found in my life that being lied to is one of the worst feelings in the world. Any pain it might save initially is tripled when the truth comes out. We can’t change other people or make them tell the truth. All we can do is tell our OWN truth. These are my hard-learned little steps towards telling the truth.

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