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The Best Thing

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September 13th, 2013

I used to love the Jetsons, those futuristic Flintstones. My favorite episode is the one with teen heartthrob Jett Screamer. It’s the one where Judy wrote the terrible song (“Jett […]

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Calm Yourself

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September 12th, 2013

After graduating from high school, I ended up in St. Petersburg, Florida in the height of the summer heat. Looking for work, I had the idea of applying for a […]

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Sisters

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September 11th, 2013

I hung with my sister not long ago when we went together to her high school reunion. She graduated one year before me, so I knew many of the people […]

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Carry Coffee, Not Guns

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September 10th, 2013

I am not a rabid activist, but I do see myself as an activist consumer. For instance, I have not spent any money at Carl’s Jr. or Dominos Pizza since […]

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Hairy Pits

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September 9th, 2013

Puberty comes late in our family. I didn’t get my period until I was 14 and my husband (who’s now 6’3”) didn’t hit 5’6” until after high school. Our 11-year-old […]

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Roadside Attractions

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September 6th, 2013

I was beginning to feel as if I was getting paranoid. Traveling around my neighborhood, I was sensing that roadside objects were calling out to me or somehow communicating with […]

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The New Elvis Hater

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September 5th, 2013

I am stunned. Stunned that America has come to this. This is the reality show Naked and Afraid. It’s about — that’s right — people who have to navigate food […]

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Wide Awake

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September 4th, 2013

I don’t know what happened to me, but over the past two decades I’ve changed from a mid-morning person to an early morning person. Growing up, my house had this […]