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Take me back to the Mac shack

When my husband and I first met, we were poor graduate students. We were happy eating ramen (me) and Kraft Mac & Cheese (him), as long as we were together. (awww!) I’ve always considered it a blessing that we fell in love when we had so few material...

The most surprising post I'll ever write

I am completely impressed by…the…(oh, this is SO HARD to admit!)…USC football team in the following video: They embody what sports should be about: hard work, the right balance of humility and pride, teamwork, brotherhood. If I were a football...

15 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog

When my sweet dog Genevieve died just over a year ago, I cried for days. Ever since we’d adopted her over 11 years before, she’d been my constant companion. She was rarely more than five feet from my side, and she was my office mate who sat on the couch as...

My Life is Average

Back in March, I blogged about FML. It’s a strangely effective way to feel better about your life, but I’ve decided that My Life is Average (MLIA) is much more uplifting. I learned about it from my kids, who like to share MLIA posts on Facebook walls. Here...