Category Archives: Stress

“Oh shit, the cake’s on fire!”

It’s taken me an entire week to recover from Tatum’s festivities, hence the belated birthday post.  Dreading the celebration associated with my child’s special day [or in her case weekend] makes me feel like Mother of the Year but the … Continue reading

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Ends and beginnings

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” How’s that for a cliché breakup quote?  Several days ago my significant other and I parted ways.  In an highly atypical move I spoke very little of it on this blog.  … Continue reading

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Beginning of everything

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her self respect.  And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be.  I love her and … Continue reading

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My dear friend Bethany invited me to Highpoint Church with her two weeks ago.  No sooner than I walked through the door did I realize it wasn’t your typical Bible Belt affair– emblazoned on the front of the program handed to … Continue reading

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Entirely different space

“Your life circumstances may have altered so much in the past few months that you could be in an entirely different space than ever before.  Success and good fortune have increased your self-image, and business and money matters should be … Continue reading

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Thanks for the weirdness

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Once upon … Continue reading

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Single Sloane seeks spectacular suitors

One of the first things I did upon my return to Memphis was enjoy a delicious lunch at Ruby Tuesday with Maris.  We saw David, the manager, shortly after we walked inside.  I gave him a brief synopsis of everything … Continue reading

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