Nov 28 2009
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It's that time of year again—Black Friday has come and gone, the economy has been declared on the mend (perhaps

Nov 24 2009
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It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey and drama, right? Not everyone will eat turkey (vegans, vegetarians,

Nov 9 2009
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I'm starting to squirm: The Halloween clearance candy isn't even gone yet, and the stores in my town are already

Nov 3 2009
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My best friend and I see each other a couple times a week.  We go to movies and museums, window-shop, hit the gym,

Oct 30 2009
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"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out." Baron Thomas

Oct 22 2009
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It’s six thirty on a week night, you’ve worked through lunch and you want to throw dinner together quickly. You

Oct 19 2009
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Maybe it's something in the air, maybe the alleged beginning to the recession's recovery is making people feverish

Oct 9 2009
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First of all, apologies to Seiko and anyone else who was offended at the title The Tao of Poo.  As a couple of you

Sep 29 2009
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A friend called to check on me while I was sick last week. We were supposed to go to a fancy ladies' lunch, but with

Sep 21 2009
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John Edwards' baby-daddy drama really makes you wish—aside from the obvious, that he'd been faithful to his wife—he

Sep 15 2009
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I've stopped worrying about the approaching H1N1 virus epidemic and started to focus more on the already-here

Sep 8 2009
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Remember when you dressed nicely to fly, when there was actually leg room so your suit (yes, suit) didn't look like

Sep 3 2009
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Maybe Roger Stephens was having a bad day.  Maybe it was a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder flashback from his own

Sep 1 2009
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I've spent more time than I would have liked in doctors' offices recently, and have been interested to note that

Aug 29 2009
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We've watched two high-profile ceremonies this summer—Michael Jackson's in Los Angeles and Ted Kennedy's in Boston,

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