What’s in a name?

Because the days are going faster and faster here lately, it seems, I will go ahead and declare this post the last blog post I will make as Monica Spees. As a kid, I didn't hate having an odd last name, but I didn't love it either. As you can imagine, having "pees" in your …

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Sometimes it’s okay to be nosy

Some of you may be familiar with that show "What Would You Do?"  It's aired since 2008, and the premise of every episode of this hidden camera show is to stage awkward or scary situations in public and gauge people's reactions. Basically, they test the waters of where human kindness and decency lie. If you're like …

Who’s on first?

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable helper for him."... So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. …

Crying over cookies

Let me tell you something pretty embarrassing. You can laugh, it's okay. I laughed at myself. But yeah, so I cried over some cookies on Friday. The setup: Three other people in my office building and myself organized a bake-off. We've had a chili cook-off four years running, and this year we wanted to add …