They deserve better. We all deserve better. A poem.

fuck you Trump for saying live just now that “it wouldn’t have happened if the temple had people armed inside” before the blood has even dried. #Pittsburgh #NotMyPresident #Drumpf #TheResistance Advertisements

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And baby makes three…

I feel terrible that I forgot to do this post here on the blog! I shared this exciting news on Instagram and Twitter basically a month ago and I know some of you read here more so than follow me on social media. D’oh! So yes! The hubby and I are super excited to share […]

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Recycling in new forms

Recycling comes in many different forms, here is the story about one man who took a massive pile of lemons and turned them into lemonade! (Source, $49.95) David Bird of Maine, a commercial rope-maker, had quite a shakeup when in 2008 a National Marine Fisheries Service regulation was passed which recalled a specific rope used […]

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Duke University, J. A. Jones Construction, and some family history

My great-great Grandfather with three of his sons, including my great-grandfather Raymond Jones, Sr., and Edwin L. Jones, Sr. which the below story involves. This photo may have been taken at the launching of a Liberty ship, when we ran the Brunswick and Panama City shipyards during WWII. For the 1912 Commencement, a father writes […]

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Poll results

Well, the poll results were interesting! No one wants me to write about fashion on here (really?), and I got a majority of votes towards people who want me to write about “Life in general.” “Wedding plans” was a close second place. Thanks for those of you who voted! I hope to start recalibrating my […]

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Taylor: one year later

Courtesy of the Anderson family A year ago you may remember that I was desperately trying to use all social media outlets to find a classmate and friend of mine, Taylor Anderson. She came out of the earthquake unscathed but we lost her in the tsunami in Ishinomaki. She was the first American victim confirmed […]

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Julia Child

Many of us talked a few years ago about Julie & Julia – the book and subsequent movie – as teaching us more about Julia Child’s life… which I personally loved. However, here is a fact of the day for you: Before becoming a famous chef, Julia Child helped concoct a recipe for shark repellent. […]

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Prayers for Taylor Anderson

Taylor Anderson is a Virginia native. She attended St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from our college, Randolph-Macon College, in 2008. She was a member of Macon’s Alpha Gamma Delta chapter and was an Asian Studies minor. I cannot remember her major. She joined the Jet program the summer she graduated and this […]

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Kennedy’s Miniseries Pull

What a bummer! The Kennedy’s Miniseries on the History Channel has been pulled from their schedule. I know it caused some controversy on some things, but still, what hasn’t in terms of perspective, interpretation and freedom of expression? Especially in film. Isn’t that why it isn’t just interviews and photos/old video clips… that kind of […]

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Is there no Aristocracy in America?

I am deeply intrigued by a statement made in the October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair. Within the text of a story about the bitter rivalry of Rupert Murdoch and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. – titled “Two Men and a Newsstand”- author Sarah Ellison writes, “In America, there is no aristocracy or upper class in the […]

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