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What If

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From the time our children are born we want nothing more than to give them a better life, it’s a simple goal that we as parents attempt to achieve. Trying to prevent them from making the same mistakes of intolerance ...

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Success

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As a society maybe we should re-evaluate our expectations regarding what it means to be a success. Too many feel their success is measured in money and material goods. They end up wealthy and alone. I feel it's full measure ...

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MOMS

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This salute goes out to all the Mothers I have had the priviledge of knowing and all the ones I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet. This includes all the men I know who are, or have been ...

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Where were you when????

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Where were you when?................................. All someone needs to ask is one question with a few minor changes to prompt heated and animated conversations regarding three significant dates in modern American history. Where were you when Kennedy was shot? I was ...

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A Pocketful of Angst

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I just received another delivery of emotional baggage today. Can it be too much to ask for it all to stop? The last time I received a package from Sacramento, it was just before Veterans day of 2010 and it ...

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Techno Woes

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I didn’t want to do it, but I was forced into it…….I had to get a new phone. I had looked at and compared phones for over the last three years. Yes, as much as I hate to admit it; ...

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why is no one talking?

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What happened to caring about the world? Have we been so inundated with the effects of Charlie Sheenism and Lindsey Lohanism, that we have become numb to real news? Does the over sensationalism by the media of recording stars and ...

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Without Warning

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The people in Japan have been on my mind constantly since the tragedy occurred. I wrote this poem in their honor. WITHOUT WARNING Claudia Aragon The first jolt came without warning. The brick, mortar, steel, Twisted into submission. Our world ...

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Closing the door on a decade

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And so it begins........closing another chapter on the book of my life. I have spent the last 9 ½ years of my life working at the Dixieline location in Poway, California. It's so hard to believe that my store is ...

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Job Search Dinosaur

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The advent of technology is great, a wondrous thing to behold. Or so I thought, until I had to re-enter the job market. Now I find I am a job search dinosaur in my approach. I grew up in a ...

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THOUGHTS OF MY DAD ON VETERANS DAY

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A box was delivered to my home today. I felt as though I had been blindsided as I looked at the contents. There was an American flag which had been folded and carefully placed inside a plastic bag, an envelope ...

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EGGSTORDINARY STORY

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Eggbert’s shell was getting ever so tight, so much so, he could hardly move. He was not able to do his stretching games anymore or push his wings out to the side. The day was soon approaching when he would ...

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Cars a Blessing or a Curse?

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Oh, cars, both a blessing and a curse. Joyous wonders to behold. When in good running condition, all is right in our world. Sheer nirvana. Like our spouses or families we can take cars for granted, while expecting nothing but ...

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Pesky Piercings and Other family Issues

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My husband is a reactionary, emotional; the glass is half empty kind of guy. I love him immensely because he is funny, articulate and unafraid to tackle anything that comes along. I on the other hand am a glass half ...

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Cookin with mama

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Learning to Cook Grandma’s and Mama’s Way Tough times have hit our country again. The current difference is there are fewer and fewer people who have the ability and knowledge to cook meals from scratch. Food that is not only ...

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Domestic Downsizing or How to Put an Elephant in a Baggy

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With the onset of health issues regarding both my dad and mother-in-law, we opted to move to a larger house three years ago. Feeling it was important to bring one or both elderly and ailing parents to live with us, ...

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Anatomy of a Divorce

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Picture a family. Three innocent little girls, torn totally apart, caught in the middle of a divorce. Used as pawns in a game of emotional manipulation. Parents using their children to hurt each other. The ultimate lose/lose situation. When I ...

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Shanty Town USA

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Shanty Town. The newscast came on and I stared at the T.V. in disbelief. “There are 2500 new homeless in Sacramento. Not since the great depression have we seen the likes of this, “Shanty Towns” are starting to pop up ...

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The State of the Status Quo

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The world is caught in a whirlwind of madness and we're all trapped in the middle of the storm. At times it seems as though there's no end in sight as these economic times test both our strength and resilience. ...

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I Towed You So-The Saga Continues

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When you last found me it was three weeks ago when my Automotive Karma wore out. That's when the engine on my van began to tick and then knock. Seven days later the transmission on my truck decided to go ...

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