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Bake Sales

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Here is some incredibly important information about bake sales. Before they get banned entirely, here’s how to sell a lot at yours. [Read More]
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Honking Fire Department Horns — WHY?

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I puzzle over why our town’s fire department  uses super loud foghorn-style horns to summon volunteers in the age of telephones, cell phones, pagers, and beepers. I have to admit, I laughed a lot while writing this. But I am very serious about it! Click here to read it on the Darien Patch, and let […] [Read More]
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Small Claims Court Hell

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Have you ever filed a Small Claim?  Let me tell you now: it’s Hell! Click on this link to see my article: a “How-To” plus “Why-Bother?” on Darien Patch. If you have read my blog in the past you will know the whole history of this Small Claim I had to file. It’s notable that […] [Read More]
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Weird Sightings in New York City

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As a former New Yorker (I lived there from 1986 – 1996), I grew to hate a lot of things about the City and love a few. What I hated: the cockroaches, the obnoxious drivers, the smell (what is that smell everywhere?), the garbage, some of the people. What I loved: a lot of the people, people watching on the subway, the restaurants, watching the rats. [Read More]
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Taxicabs and Pedicabs and Road Rage in New York City

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Today I was watching Fox 5, especially inane fare, and they showed a street fight between a pedi-cab driver and a taxicab driver 10:30 yesterday (Monday) morning on 53rd Street and 7th Avenue. . . Normally this wouldn’t be so remarkable to me. But today I was surprised because Sunday when I was in New York with my kids we witnessed a very similar incident. [Read More]
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Tears, Puke and Aspirations

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I was actually boo-hooing in front of both my kids today in spite of my recently added Lexapro. To much bad stuff at once. The collection agency notices (thanks to the ex-husband misdeeds), the zero bank account, the raised hopes about getting paid the long-overdue $1,235, the dashed hopes about getting paid the long-overdue $1,235. [Read More]
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I Survive Another School Open House

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I Survive Another School Open House [Read More]
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The Experts on Domestic Abuse — Part 2

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As promised, here is the second part of a two part series of quotes from experts about domestic abuse. The bibliography is at the bottom, if you’d like to read further.

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