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Suburban Girl Goes Rural: A Comedy of Errors

“I give up.” It was the only thing left to say. Defeated, I looked toward my friends; they stared back at me – eyes wide, jaws dropped. This was supposed ...
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Thank You, Captain Obvious

*Disclaimer: I am neither a mental health professional nor a scientific researcher, I am merely a person who likes to say “I told you so.” Western Illinois University recently released ...

The Power of the Four-Letter Word

Moist. Smock. Panties. Nourish. Supper. Panties. Womb. Aspic. Panties.All of these words are seemingly harmless. They neither contain profanity nor do they have an unsavory connotation. Yet, when asked which ...

Mastering the Art of the Holiday Greeting Letter

The 2011 holiday season is upon us.Christmas decorations light up the streets as neighbors try to prove who among them has the most holiday cheer. Phones ring off the hook ...
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The World According to Congress

Imagine the following scenario:On the first day of class in January, a professor hands you a syllabus listing a March 4 due date for a group project.January comes and goes ...