Category Archives: humor

Let’s wage war on incontinence: join #pantylinernation

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Coughing uncontrollably from a recent upper respiratory infection inspired me to start a movement to wage war on incontinence. This is your invitation to join the efforts by becoming part of #pantylinernation.

A view of 2016 through my backup camera

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To distract myself from making New Year’s resolutions, I did a little trip down memory lane, looking back at 2016 through my backup camera.

6 1/2 Minutes of hope

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Tuning in to your local news can be depressing but this essay offers you hope. If the world really was going to hell in a hand basket, could they allow six and a half minutes for the weather report?

Maine men abandon wives, save marriages

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An interesting thing happens in Maine every November. Men abandon their wives by the thousands. They think they are going deer hunting but they are actually contributing to the longevity of their marriages.

So what exactly is a first world injury?

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A high standard of living lends itself to some unique risks and injuries. I explore some of my mishaps in this humorous essay.

7 More real things to fear this Halloween

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Move over ghosts and goblins. In this follow up Halloween post I outline seven more things from everyday life that scare me.

A lighthearted view of serving on jury duty

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Shallow reflections goes undercover with this story about jury duty. She knows what she is talking about since this is how she spent her summer vacation. Almost.

Rise and shine, it is potato picking time!

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It’s my birthday and I’m thinking about my roots today, which includes picking root vegetables in Aroostook County.

7 Safe indoor hikes because ticks and mosquitoes suck

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Something happened that heightened my fear of insect borne diseases and drove me to plan safe, indoor recreation. I’m sure you will agree these are ideas that can keep you moving in the safety of the great indoors.

The surprising birth of a lasting love

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Patrick and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. How did it all begin? I credit Jay Leno and the YMCA