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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 Circus

P.T. Barnum is often quoted as saying, “There is a sucker born every minute” but in actuality, research provides no proof that the American Showman is responsible for the aphorism.  Others credit David Hannum in using the saying in reference to Barnum’s  customers that paid to see a copy of the Cardiff Giant, a 10… Continue reading Cractpot Circus

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Pi-Ty Party

Mountain tops inspire leaders but valleys mature them~Winston Churchill   Some days I’m a mountain climber and then there are days like today… I was going to start this post by saying, “When you have lived with chronic pain” and then explain how I dealt with it, but that would be insinuating that everyone who experiences… Continue reading Pi-Ty Party

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Keep Calm and Have Some Tea

There are times I am so happy that I feel like my heart is physically swelling.  There’s the line in The Grinch who stole Christmas where “Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day” and I identify.  Walking outside when the air is so crisp and the night is so… Continue reading Keep Calm and Have Some Tea