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May 9, 2016

Six years ago, Sarah found herself in a hostile work environment. The manager of her company was a controlling, domineering man who tried to insinuate his way into the nooks and crannies of his employees’ lives as if he had a right to control their personal time. If th...

April 21, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me April 2011)



The world is fascinated with vampires right now. The Twilight series, True Blood, Kim Harrison, Laurel K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Buffy and Angel, all of the neck biting, blood sucking fantasies that can be had are re...

February 4, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 1/13)

 

One of my family’s favorite places to visit is the Disney Marketplace, or Downtown Disney as I’m used to calling it.  It’s a series of specialty shops, restaurants, and night clubs centered around the business of pushing...

January 28, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 7/12)

 

All those who wish to live longer, please stand up!  No, really, get off your tush and move around.  You’ve been told your whole life that parking it on the couch will cost you in the long run and now they’ve conducted re...

January 21, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 10/10)

 

Some things just aren’t funny.  An Amber Alert is one of those things.  My gut clenches every time I hear one and my heart fills my throat as that droll monotone voice breaks into the music and describes the child.  It a...

January 4, 2016

 

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 01/11)


 

It’s a fight every week.  Actually, it happens twice a week because garbage pickup occurs every Tuesday and Friday, but still it’s a battle being waged.  Recycling is picked up on Wednesdays but I can understand that b...

December 24, 2015

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 12/12)

 

The morning dawns just as every other morning but this day is different.  It’s not like yesterday or the day before.  This day is filled with joyous anticipation.  Stand still and take a deep breath.  You can smell it in...

December 15, 2015

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me on 12/11)

 

“What time are you eating Thanksgiving dinner?”

 

I shrugged.  “Four or four-thirty.  Why?”

 

“Okay, good.  I think we can make it.  Her family is eating early.”  Nathan wore an expression of relief, as if he had jus...