Monthly Archives: July 2013

Things I Have Overheard Pt XV

I’ve been a little behind in releasing my Things I Have Overheard posts, but I didn’t feel like posting one last week, on the one year anniversary of my step-Dad’s death. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t overhear and write … Continue reading

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The Day the Lights Went Out

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The power went out at work today and the 90 minutes sitting in the dark with my coworkers made me feel each of my 40 years on this earth. I had been at work for about 15 minutes when a … Continue reading

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One Year Later the Loss Still Stings

I wore black to work today because my heart was sad. It’s sad because one year ago today I got the call that my step-Dad, James, had passed away after battling stomach cancer with every fiber of his being. Even … Continue reading

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Applying What I Learned From Illinois Politics

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I learned a lot of things during my time in Chicagoland, like how to drive in, and shovel, snow, how everyone should hate the Packers, and how you are not sposed to put ketchup on a hot dog. But this … Continue reading

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Things I Have Overheard Pt XIV

Just the other day Tammy told me she didn’t like my #overheard posts anymore. Of course, the fact that it was after I got off the couch to find my notebook and write down something funny she had said might … Continue reading

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Things I Have Overheard Pt XIII

For the first time in I don’t know how long I was able to spend the 4th of July with my family. I was busy manning the grill, which I know cost me some good #overheard moments. But I more … Continue reading

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I Can’t See It, But I Know It’s Here

One year ago today I was in a much different place. My world was upside down and I was watching someone I loved struggle just to make it through each day. I wrote this in less than 10 minutes while … Continue reading

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Things I Have Overheard Pt XII

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I usually take a little notebook and pen with me when I’m away from my computer and this past week was one of those times I was very glad I did. This week there were #overheard gems at the bar … Continue reading

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