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After JonBenet

It’s been nearly 20 years since I first learned about true evil. Christmas 1996. While my family and I went back for seconds of turkey, biscuits and pie – my mom helping me with my plate because of my 6-year-old … Continue reading

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On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you’d grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don’t grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Taking social cues: My quest to learn when to stop talking about serial killers

Sometimes, I don’t know when to stop talking. Or, rather, I do, but I misjudge my audience’s visible discomfort for a sore back, a stretch or the need to check an important incoming text message. By the time I stop … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Restless

Day Eighteen: Restless Restless. That’s one word to describe it. That feeling that growled at me through high school, nibbled at me through most of college and attacked me at the end of college and after graduation. The feeling of … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Quiet

Day Seventeen: Quiet I don’t like confrontation, so it’s been hard for me over the years to speak up when I have a different opinion from someone else, particularly a boyfriend. Allow me to clarify: if the discussion regards something … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Prepared (or so I thought)

Day Sixteen: Prepared (or so I thought) Growing up, Sunday school teachers, camp counselors and other adult females occasionally prompted a group of us young girls to make a list of what we wanted in a husband. Those activities usually … Continue reading

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Things I learned with a numb mouth

My parents, both of whom have numerous teeth filled with silver due to excessive soft drink consumption in their youth, made the decision when my sister was born in 1981 to not give her a soft drink unless she asked … Continue reading

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Scottsville is not so far away

A tragedy rocked the nation last weekend, but first it rocked the 10-county region. Less than 24 miles from where I live, a 7-year-old girl was reported missing and found dead in less than 30 minutes in Scottsville, Ky. Nothing … Continue reading

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Halloween an alluring time for kids and adults

The month of October, for some people, means only one thing: Halloween. With candy corn lights, a 1920s flapper costume and a trip to the local orchard planned to choose the perfect pumpkin, I am among those people. Along with … Continue reading

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