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Cractpots to the Rescue

I have had a post stuck in my head for over a week now.  The heavier sentences clunking around in my brain like a belt in the spin cycle of a washing machine.  During the day, the sounds fade into the background noise of a busy household, but at night, the consistent rhythm of them keep me… Continue reading Cractpots to the Rescue

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Up or Down Cractpots?

Long before Donald Trump introduced the term ‘fake news’ into our collective vocabulary, the internet was no stranger to shining a spotlight on just one part of the story and letting the rest of the world explode under the pressure to choose sides.  Several years ago, #Dressgate captured the attention of our friends and our celebrities alike, as social media platforms… Continue reading Up or Down Cractpots?

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Cractpot Celebrities

via Daily Prompt: Impression im·pres·sion imˈpreSHən/ noun an imitation of a person or thing, especially one done to entertain. There is the old saying that you never get a second chance to make a first impression but I’m not exactly sure who we are suppose to be imitating anymore.   Who are the experts these days? It seems safe… Continue reading Cractpot Celebrities

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WTF Cractpot!

via Daily Prompt: Pursue Recently I’ve found myself grasping for inspiration.  It’s not that I’m blocked exactly, in fact it’s almost the opposite.  The horizon is so clear that I can see for miles, I’m just not sure what I’m suppose to be looking for.  Sometimes, the best writing comes from the worst situations, but lately life… Continue reading WTF Cractpot!

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Universal Cractpot

Well, this blog has always been about picking yourself up after failure and trying again, and last week, that is exactly what the Cractpots did.  Earlier in the year we travelled to Punta Cana for a much needed holiday that turned out to be not quite the much needed holiday we were looking for.  (read about that fiasco here… Continue reading Universal Cractpot

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Cringe worthy Cractpot

I’ve noticed that there are some blogs that start their posts with a disclaimer.  A warning of sorts so that unsuspecting readers don’t stumble upon something that offends them.  I’m wondering if I need to start doing this.  A little note that explains that things are not always as they seem.Even when I try parenting ‘properly’… Continue reading Cringe worthy Cractpot

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Cractpot Says

There are certain things that you assure yourself you will never do when you first become a parent.  I swore I would never answer my kid’s questions by saying, “because I said so“. As a curious and sometimes contrary  kid,  this was the go to response to the constant barrage of rebuttals I launched at my parents.   To a young… Continue reading Cractpot Says