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Cractpot Communication

The house is quiet.  The kids are back to school and I can finally hear myself think.  A house full of children, all be blessed with my communication skills has led to a loud and boisterous summer.   The oldest continually communicated her dislike of the working world after having attained her first official summer job.  Middle child communicated her… Continue reading Cractpot Communication

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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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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