Monthly Archives: October 2012

Day 61 – Ageless Holidays

I heard something very sad today; sad, but I felt sorrier for the person that said it, than the actual words. I was asking a female co-worker if she planned to dress up for Halloween (tomorrow), and before she could … Continue reading

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Day 60 — My Stepdad is Dating Again

My stepdad is dating again. Back in my single days, Mom would say, “Honey, if you can find a man half as wonderful as Pete, you’ll be very lucky.”  When I used to visit them up in Oregon (where they … Continue reading

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Day 59 — Neighbors and Friends

Before we got our dog Griffin we hardly knew anyone in our neighborhood. I was always so envious of my friends Janet & Randy, who live in the very cool neighborhood of Kensington a few miles east of us. They … Continue reading

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Day 58 — It’s a Wonderful Life

Having completed a whole series on Bullying, for part of my “40 Days of Writing” project, I can now focus on other topics. A problem I have been having of late is that I tend to focus on the voids … Continue reading

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Day 57 — Bullying, Part XVII — Shelley Armstrong

I guess with a name like Shelley Armstrong, you were born to flex some muscle. I don’t think she started out as a bully; she was a tomboy that went through life playing sports, hanging out with boys — never … Continue reading

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Day 56 — Bullying, Part XVI — Jimmy Keefer

“Kelly Smelly ate too much jelly and got a fat belly!” The poet was Jimmy Keefer, one of my older brother Tom’s friends. Coming up with a clever poem hardly constitutes a bully; he should have stopped there, though. I … Continue reading

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Day 55 — Bullying, Part XV — Jeffrey’s Story

It’s always interesting to throw the question, “Have you ever been bullied?” out to the average person, then sit back and wait for the answer. Whether they were bullied, or “the bully,” it seems everyone has, not just a story … Continue reading

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