Monthly Archives: October 2012

Day 54 — Bullying, Part XIV — The Conversation Bully

“She’s a Conversation Bully,” my friend stated, during one of our venting sessions about annoying co-workers. “You can be totally engrossed in a conversation, and this gal will waltz right up, and the minute there is a brief pause in … Continue reading

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Day 53 – Bullying, Part XIII – “Bully” for Pumpkin Bread!

Since my husband Chuck has been bullying me to make pumpkin bread, I figured what better time, than when the whether is drizzly and overcast. Actually, he hasn’t been bullying me at all; that is just a feeble excuse to … Continue reading

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Day 52 — Bullying, Part XII — It Happened in a Small Town

Coming back from a pinochle game one afternoon about twelve years ago, my mother was rear-ended by a distracted driver at an intersection not far from her home in the small town of Clatskanie, Oregon. There were two other women … Continue reading

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Day 51 — Bullying, Part XI — Private or Public?

During my transformation from having an inch of gray to a lovely, consistent shade of deep auburn, I asked my hair dresser/magician extraordinaire Carmen if her kids ever had to deal with bullying at school. “No,” she replied, a serious … Continue reading

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Day 50 – Bullying, Part X — Drive-by Bullies

When you think of “drive-by bullies,” chances are, drive-by shootings come immediately to mind, but that’s a whole other category, which I will probably not be addressing or writing about anytime soon. My earliest recollection of a drive-by bully was … Continue reading

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Day 49 — Bullying, Part IX — Bullies in the Workplace

As I cover a range of bullying situations and scenarios in my blogs it would be a huge omission to not do a feature on bullies in the workplace. We’re not talking about customers that come in and out of … Continue reading

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Day 48 – Bullying, Part VIII – One Child’s Perspective

My neighbor Maureen was over last weekend, along with her 9-year-old daughter Tess. As we rolled out the dough for New York pretzels, I casually asked Tess if there is a bullying problem at her school. “I don’t know,” Tess … Continue reading

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