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Laura Cole (ljrc1961)

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  • Loneliness Turned Into Poetry
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    Loneliness Turned Into Poetry

    15 months ago

    Aging can bring loneliness to one's life when maneuvering the ups and downs alone. Sometimes, it is all encompassing. There has to be other options in life.

  • Be Wary of Internet Dating Scams
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    Be Wary of Internet Dating Scams

    2 years ago

    For those women and men that choose to use internet dating sites to find their sought after partner, please beware! More websites; including those sites that cost money, are infiltrated with scammers.

  • My Thyroid...My Problem
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    My Thyroid...My Problem

    3 years ago

    For years I struggled with what I thought was depression, chronic fatigue and arthritic aches and pains. Little did I know how much the thyroid controlled in my body.

  • The Rebel Flag-The True History Lesson
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    The Rebel Flag-The True History Lesson

    3 years ago

    With so many individuals posting "history" of the heritage of the South and why the rebel flag should remain as a symbol in the South, it's time to learn the true heritage of the South.

  • What Unbroken and Wild Taught Me
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    What Unbroken and Wild Taught Me

    3 years ago

    Two movies recently hit the big screen: Unbroken and Wild. Unbroken is the story of a POW during WWII and Wild the story of a woman in search of herself. Both spoke to me on various levels...

  • Bearded Dragons Are Awesome!
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    Bearded Dragons Are Awesome!

    4 years ago

    After my 75 gallon, salt water tank produced a hair-line crack; I knew I had to give up my salt water fish hobby! The tank then became a habitat for Journey, my bearded dragon. She's great!

  • Life With a Dragon
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    Life With a Dragon

    4 years ago

    When I was forced to take down my 75 gallon salt water tank, I was crushed. Then, a little Beardie came into my life and brought my tank back to life!

  • SSRI Free & Finding Success
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    SSRI Free & Finding Success

    4 years ago

    Three months ago, I made the decision to try living my life without the help of SSRI's. I had been medicating my anxiety and depression for over 9 years but continued to have downward spirals...

  • Attempting to Take Control and It is Working!
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    Attempting to Take Control and It is Working!

    4 years ago

    I wrote a hub a couple weeks back about my thoughts on weaning myself from the SSRI's I have been taking for 11 years. I had hit rock bottom emotionally..my doctor wished to add more pills...

  • Some of the Best Therapists Have Four Legs
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    Some of the Best Therapists Have Four Legs

    4 years ago

    What can you do if you are without a good health insurance policy, don't have health insurance or can't afford a therapist? Go to your local pound or pet rescue organization!

  • Dog Therapy
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    Dog Therapy

    4 years ago

    Dogs are a person's best friend. I have birds, lizards, rabbits and cats but nothing warms my heart and calms my soul like one of my dogs.

  • Attempting to Take Control
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    Attempting to Take Control

    4 years ago

    What happens when an SSRI taking depressive decides to see the world without medication? I don't know. Ask me in 5 months.

  • I had the ocean in my living room and now...the desert!
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    I had the ocean in my living room and now...the desert!

    5 years ago

    I put thousands of dollars into my salt water aquarium and in an afternoon; it was gone and I was housing a desert creature!

  • Yes Virginia...I Am Santa Claus
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    Yes Virginia...I Am Santa Claus

    2 years ago

    People often argue about allowing children to experience the spirit of Santa Claus. I believe that Santa helped my children grow into wonderful people.

  • The Leap
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    The Leap

    5 years ago

    At what point do you become your child's friend? I've realized it isn't until they are on their own two feet.

  • Fat Like Me
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    Fat Like Me

    6 years ago

    People always say that you are what you eat. Then, without a doubt, I should have grown up looking like a Hostess Twinkie and a cherry pie! I gorged upon these foods in my closet as a child. I hoarded food as if I would never get the opportunity...

  • When Life Becomes Death
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    When Life Becomes Death

    6 years ago

    My neighbor and friend is dying of cancer. She, like myself, has always been a vivacious, free spirited, vocal woman who taught special needs adolescents for most of her life. She is happily married to her best friend. She and he travel to...

  • The Start of My Bucket List
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    The Start of My Bucket List

    6 years ago

    I turned 50 this past November and realized that I have spent most of my life on this beautiful Earth putting my own needs and desires on the back burner and attending to everyone else's wishes. This list of people of whom I have attended to all...

  • My Millie Mae; A Puppy Mill Newfoundland
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    My Millie Mae; A Puppy Mill Newfoundland

    6 years ago

    It wasn't a hasty decision to take Millie, my Landseer, Newfoundland home when she was a puppy. I had just made the excruciating decision to have my beloved shepherd Lacey put down due to a debilitating brain tumor. Lacey was "the" dog that I had...

  • What does Heaven look like?
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    What does Heaven look like?

    5 years ago

    A question was asked...What does Heaven look like? My perception of Heaven is unique but I am sure not a singular thought among millions. What is your vision of Heaven?

  • The Big Fifty
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    The Big Fifty

    6 years ago

    Nifty 50? I'll let you know in one year!

  • My Battle to Save My Life
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    My Battle to Save My Life

    7 years ago

    My fiance and I visited the doctor's a lot this year. He has had an ongoing heart condition his entire life and in January of 2011, he found he couldn't breathe or keep up his normal routine at his job in the factory. The news was devastating. ...

  • God, Trees and My Personal Growth
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    God, Trees and My Personal Growth

    7 years ago

    I found this picture posted in various places on the Internet. Each person posting it, claiming credit. I truly don't know if I will ever be able to find the true photographer of this image but I love it and I thank them for allowing so many of us...

  • Saying Goodbye to My Best Canine Friend
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    Saying Goodbye to My Best Canine Friend

    7 years ago

    I've owned dogs my entire adult life. When I first ventured out of my parents' home at a mere 18 years old, I felt I needed a dog to keep me company. Add to that, the need for having a companion to walk with to and from work during my night shift as...

  • The Boy Code
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    The Boy Code

    7 years ago

    When I gave birth to my son, I was surrounded by friends and family that always used the quote, "Boys will be boys". That made me feel uncomfortable. Why do we allow society to dictate to us the behaviors expected of young men? Why should boys be...

  • The Muddy Carpet
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    The Muddy Carpet

    9 months ago

    I always wanted to be a mom. I had great difficulty becoming one. My body just wouldn't accept a tiny being that wanted to gestate and grow inside of me. That's why I view my children as gifts from God. My hearts....

  • Alzheimer's Disease and my Momma
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    Alzheimer's Disease and my Momma

    3 years ago

    my mother has Alzheimer's and it has changed my life

  • Hope is the Name I Give to Us
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    Hope is the Name I Give to Us

    5 years ago

    Hope is a word we all have in our vocabulary. It is not visible but we feel it every day. When you take the risk of loving someone, your hopes rise to a level like never before; hoping that by the grace of God, it will last....

  • Never Before...
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    Never Before...

    7 years ago

    Never before have I felt The instant comfort that usually comes With age and familiarity Until The moment you touched me. Never before did I let down my barriers To allow anyone To touch me Kiss me Explore me Until you. To pinpoint the...

  • Emotional Housecleaning after a Hysterectomy
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    Emotional Housecleaning after a Hysterectomy

    7 years ago

    I'm doing quite a bit of house cleaning these days. The house I am referring to is my own self. My mind. My body. My thoughts and thinking processes. I am also crying way too much and walking around looking like a boxer who has had too many punches...

  • The Uterus With a Mind of Her Own
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    The Uterus With a Mind of Her Own

    7 years ago

    My uterus and I have always had problems with each other. When I was 12 years old, my mother heard on the news that the medication she had taken; DES, to prevent spontaneous abortion in the body was now a risk for uterine cancer in the daughters...

  • Ex-husbands Can Be Hell
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    Ex-husbands Can Be Hell

    7 years ago

    I am a nice person. I smile a lot. I am a do-gooder. I say hello to everyone that I see. I listen to people, even complete strangers, lament about their problems and shake my head in agreement. I cannot however, stand to see or associate with my ex....

  • A Pill, A Drink and Humor Can Get One Through Anything!
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    A Pill, A Drink and Humor Can Get One Through Anything!

    7 years ago

    My Happy Pill Maybe you've heard when life gives you lemons, grab the blender, the salt and make Margarita's! Well, that works for some women but I prefer my happy pill. I spent years thinking that I was insane. I would obsess about everything and...

  • Teaching Children How to Read
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    Teaching Children How to Read

    5 years ago

    Reading is not an easy task... Some of us take our reading ability for granted. For some reason, we caught on to the lessons, bought into the strategies that we most likely can't even remember now and found reading to be natural for us. If you are a...

  • Hello, God?  It's Me Again!
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    Hello, God? It's Me Again!

    7 years ago

    I often look to the Heavens and ask God for a sign; some kind of sign that I will know I will be successful in my ventures to improve myself; body and soul. Alas, there are no visible signs. I do believe I am not asking the right questions. ...

  • Who Knew Breathing Could Be So Difficult?
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    Who Knew Breathing Could Be So Difficult?

    6 years ago

    Stress can kill. It's important to learn how to breathe and keep calm.

  • Why is Marriage so Important to Me?
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    Why is Marriage so Important to Me?

    7 years ago

     I grew up watching the old, musical, love stories with my father.  Every weekend, we'd turn on the TV and watch Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and the rest of the 60's crowd swoon their partners and end up happily ever after.  I grew up...

  • When My Father Died
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    When My Father Died

    8 years ago

    My father died on a Thursday in June. I found out that very night that he had suffered from a massive heart attack and that my mother; who has Alzheimer's had called the ambulance. However, no one knows how long before she realized that he was in...

  • Food Allergies?  That Must Be My Problem...
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    Food Allergies? That Must Be My Problem...

    8 years ago

    It's 6:30 AM in my house; and I've awakened to music in the air. I roll myself within the sheets and focus a blank stare. Another day of living. Another day begun... I haul my butt right out of bed and want to have some fun. Instead I reach...

  • Still Life...
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    Still Life...

    8 years ago

     Any budding artist has had the experience of painting still life.  Setting up the background to enhance the object of your desire is painstaking...the folds in the fabric must look perfectly folded.  The flow of the background should compliment...

  • An aquarium should be relaxing...right?
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    An aquarium should be relaxing...right?

    8 months ago

    Salt water aquariums are incredibly beautiful. Read about my endeavors however before jumping into owning one!

  • Taking a Vacation from the Things I Enjoy
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    Taking a Vacation from the Things I Enjoy

    8 years ago

    I often feel at the end of my rope....do you? It's been months since I hubbed. I used to hub as if it were an addiction. When I first joined months ago, I couldn't write enough. I realized something during those initial months. I felt relieved...

  • Surrogates My Review
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    Surrogates My Review

    7 years ago

     This movie interested me.  With the age of technology and the use of machines in the twenty first century, I have often wondered what will civilization look like in another 100 years? The movie Surrogates places emphasis on life using robots...

  • Love Happens; A Review
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    Love Happens; A Review

    7 years ago

     Love Happens is inappropriately titled.  This is not a simple love story.  This is a story of pain, fear, reaching out and affirmation of loss.  In fact, the love story between Aniston and Eckhart's characters in the movie is the icing but not...

  • I Want My G.I. Joe!  A Review.
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    I Want My G.I. Joe! A Review.

    9 years ago

     Action, action and more action!  If you want a movie that rarely sits still, then G.I. Joe is the movie for you.  Not only does it deliver an all star cast, you get visuals ranging from explosions, futuristic creations, eye candy for both women...

  • My unique son
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    My unique son

    9 years ago

    I had tried to conceive for years. I am one of those women that feel like a big breast walking down the street; put here to parent, console children and teach them. I wanted so very much to have a child and for four years, I tried. Sex wasn't for...

  • 500 days of Summer; movie review
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    500 days of Summer; movie review

    9 years ago

     Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are perfectly matched in this sweet, funny and many times saddening movie.  The voice over of the commentator is soothing and encouraging to you, the participant of this unusual movie that follows a few...

  • Tangy Sweet Potato Soup
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    Tangy Sweet Potato Soup

    9 years ago

     I had a wedding party to go to and it was a costume party at that.  I wanted something light to bring and since it was really chilly outside for August (65 degrees) and the party was at night, I decided on soup.  I love making up my own recipes...

  • more pictures of the home improvement
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    more pictures of the home improvement

    9 years ago

     My full bathroom is small and compact.  The shower is hidden behind the door!  Therefore, I wanted to make the space look inviting and romantic. The tub is about 47 years old!  Putting tile up on the wall made the area waterproof but still...

  • Food Inc and Genetically Modified Foods
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    Food Inc and Genetically Modified Foods

    8 months ago

    I emplore you to watch the movie Food Inc., if you haven't. It is important that we educate ourselves; even if you aren't willing to change. Modified foods are everywhere; shouldn't you know where you can find them?

  • Here are the pictures of my bedroom that I promised...
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    Here are the pictures of my bedroom that I promised...

    9 years ago

     As many of you know, if you read my hubs, I've been endlessly painting the many rooms in my home this summer. What many of you may not know is that I begin a room, get bored and proceed to another room for new excitement.  The end result?  A...

  • A little learning is a dangerous thing and other idioms
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    A little learning is a dangerous thing and other idioms

    9 years ago

    Why can learning be dangerous? Why is it bad if someone kicks a bucket? Read this hub to find out!

  • Garage Sales are part talent, part display and part expertise
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    Garage Sales are part talent, part display and part expertise

    9 years ago

    It is Sunday morning and I've had three customers today; all of whom bought something from my 20% off yard/garage sale today.  Yesterday, I sat in my 110 degree garage in the mid-90 degree weather, sweating my butt off, but earning over $400 total...

  • Dogs and Cats; Gotta Love Em'
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    Dogs and Cats; Gotta Love Em'

    9 years ago

    A montage of photos that will strike your fancy.

  • Julie and Julia; a Movie Review
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    Julie and Julia; a Movie Review

    9 years ago

     This movie was quite simply Bon Apetit!  Slow moving but interesting, Meryl Streep does an excellent job of creating a visual Julia Childs  with her perfect speech/accent, mannerisms and body language.  One thing I wasn't prepared for but was...

  • Orphan; Movie Review
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    Orphan; Movie Review

    9 years ago

    Each time I watch this movie, I get shivers!

  • Fructose Syrup, Salt and MSG...Oh My!
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    Fructose Syrup, Salt and MSG...Oh My!

    9 years ago

     When one thinks of high fructose corn syrup, we typically believe this comes from sugar.  Wrong!  High fructose corn syrup is derived from corn; hence the word corn in its title.  Today, more people consume high fructose corn syrup (hfcs) than...

  • Happy Haunting!
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    Happy Haunting!

    9 years ago

    I used to cherish Christmastime. The songs, the festive lights and gaiety all around. I still enjoy the Christmas holiday and season but I look forward to Halloween and all of the creative things I do each year! First of all, I decorate the...

  • The Diet Children Should Be Eating
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    The Diet Children Should Be Eating

    9 years ago

     My children visited their pediatrician today for their yearly physicals.  My children are not what you would call fat when you see them.  They are very tall for their ages and have rolls on their bellies but their arms, legs, faces and chest...

  • Life used to seem simple....
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    Life used to seem simple....

    9 years ago

     I remember the roar of my Big Wheel!  I was the fastest chick on the block.  The power I felt beneath my feet and my sometimes, numb and aching butt!  I was so cool.  I thought at least!  My parents would open the back door after 8:00 in the...

  • I remember Christmas...
    3

    I remember Christmas...

    6 years ago

    Christmas in all its glory; remembering those Christmases of my past.

  • I Missed My 30 Year Reunion
    2

    I Missed My 30 Year Reunion

    9 years ago

     My 30 year reunion was the other week.  I didn't go.  It's not that I didn't want to be there.  After this many years, the cliques and social groups don't necessarily exemplify what they did in my younger years.  The cliques are no longer...

  • I Love You Beth Cooper; review
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    I Love You Beth Cooper; review

    9 years ago

    This was the longest hour and a half I've experienced in while. I Love You Beth Cooper was a typical teen flick, complete with graduation scene and rampaging, hormonal bullies. The story begins with the class brainiac giving a commencement speech....

  • Some of the Ugliest Creatures on Earth
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    Some of the Ugliest Creatures on Earth

    6 years ago

    Only the face a mother could love? Well, some of these creatures penned the term!

  • Killer Lasagna!
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    Killer Lasagna!

    6 years ago

    A lasagna recipe I guarantee everyone will adore.

  • Raising a Healthy Turtle
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    Raising a Healthy Turtle

    6 years ago

    Turtles have so much personality and charm. While setting up an ideal habitat for them can be costly, your turtle will be thankful and will thrive.

  • Belly Fat; an Obvious but Unknown Hidden Danger
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    Belly Fat; an Obvious but Unknown Hidden Danger

    2 years ago

    This hub doesn't tell you how to get a "six-pack" belly; it focuses on the dangers of having a large stomach. If you resemble Santa Claus outside of the Christmas season, then this is a read for you; man or woman!

  • St. Bernards
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    St. Bernards

    9 years ago

    Roly, poly, giant creatures of the dog family...the St. Bernard

  • The new Harry Potter movie; mostly hype
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    The new Harry Potter movie; mostly hype

    9 years ago

     I loved the first Harry Potter when the world was wide eyed and curious about this young wizard and his two friends.  I enjoyed the second and third Harry Potter movies but tolerated the fourth and fifth.  They had lost something.  However,...

  • Yummy Breakfast Meals
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    Yummy Breakfast Meals

    6 years ago

    Break the fast and eat breakfast! Here are some quick and yummy ways to begin your day!

  • Teaching Struggling Students/Children
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    Teaching Struggling Students/Children

    6 years ago

    As an adult who suffered from learning disabilities as a child and now a Special Needs teacher, I have found that every child can learn. Here are some techniques you can use.

  • We're Off to See the Wizard!
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    We're Off to See the Wizard!

    5 years ago

    A classic ahead of its time: The Wizard of Oz!

  • Joe Jackson is nothing but an entertainment pimp
    0

    Joe Jackson is nothing but an entertainment pimp

    9 years ago

     To look at the man, I feel nauseated.  Sick.  He looks like a pimp in the way he presents himself to the public.  Who is he kidding?  This is the man that launched the Jackson 5 to stardom and later, was identified as the man behind Michael...

  • It's A Wonderful Life- review and recommendation
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    It's A Wonderful Life- review and recommendation

    5 years ago

    I named my own daughter after George Bailey because of the wonderful person he was. Need I say more about It's a Wonderful Life?

  • Cool Chemistry to Do With Your Kids
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    Cool Chemistry to Do With Your Kids

    8 months ago

    Chemistry is awesome! Kids love experimenting and using these quick and easy activities will ensure an exciting afternoon!

  • Public Enemies; a review
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    Public Enemies; a review

    8 years ago

     Johnny Depp has done it again.  Every role this amazing actor plays, he becomes and you sit in awe believing that he is indeed John Dillinger in the new film, Public Enemies.  The movie opens with a bank robbery / jail break; both involving Depp...

  • I love my tats!
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    I love my tats!

    9 years ago

     I love my tattoos!  The pictures to the right are not any that I sport; however, I love seeing people flaunting their artwork! I have a tattoo on my right outer calf and on my back, to the right of my left shoulder blade.  On my leg, I have my...

  • Do you know what the pledge means?
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    Do you know what the pledge means?

    9 years ago

    "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." We stand before sporting events, swearing ins of political members, in...

  • Marley and Me has Nothing on Old Yeller
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    Marley and Me has Nothing on Old Yeller

    9 years ago

     Marley and Me was a sweet, moving movie about a yellow lab and his owners.  He was a destructive pooch but lovable.  Untrainable but bright.  He was both their joy and bain of their existence!  His ending had many of us crying, causing us to...

  • Away We Go; Movie Review
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    Away We Go; Movie Review

    9 years ago

     John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are perfect in this unexpected sleeper of a movie.  Projecting the same kind of tone as Juno, Krasinski and Rudolph; expecting a child (but very excited about raising the little one), set out from city to city in...

  • Empowering Your Daughter
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    Empowering Your Daughter

    9 years ago

     I listened very carefully to the words of the song that encourages fathers to be good to their daughters the other day.  How true... our daughters are often raised with the impression that they are to be lady-like, proper and submissive.  ...

  • Michael Jackson's kids
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    Michael Jackson's kids

    9 years ago

    Michael Jackson was one of the world's best entertainers. When writing this hub, I had no idea that it would touch so many people in different ways. My opinions of Michael and his children have changed as I have seen his children on television and out in public. He was an icon that puzzled many...

  • Babysitting for Tea Cups
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    Babysitting for Tea Cups

    6 years ago

    Tiny tea cup Yorkies are adorable but as high maintenance as their larger counter parts.

  • Ban the Bra!  Just kidding....
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    Ban the Bra! Just kidding....

    3 years ago

    I hate wearing a bra! Unfortunately, I have huge melons that need support, even though gravity is winning out. Read my hub about this aweful creature that we call the boulder holder!

  • Blood sucking varmints
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    Blood sucking varmints

    9 years ago

    The Dreaded Varmint You Can't Seem to Escape Isn't it odd that something so small and so fragile could be the satanic brother of the vampire himself? I am finding out that this summer season is at a record high for the birth of mosquitoes; at...

  • When Harry Met Sally; My favorite movie
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    When Harry Met Sally; My favorite movie

    9 years ago

    I would love to meet my soul mate first as a friend and have it develop into the love of my life.

  • You've Got Male
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    You've Got Male

    9 years ago

    The book "You've Got Male" takes you through the adventures of Lonnie Jo, a forty something, chubby woman looking for love on the Internet. Lonnie Jo, has always compromised herself to fit the personalities of the men that she dated. In this book,...

  • 2008 Wasn't My Year
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    2008 Wasn't My Year

    9 years ago

     The 12 months of Christmas... On the 12th month of Christmas my doctor gave to me..      A pacemaker for my honey   On the 11th month of Christmas my doctor gave to me..    A catheter so I could pee. On the 10th month of Christmas...

  • Yes, I shave, don't you?
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    Yes, I shave, don't you?

    9 years ago

    I remember it well. I was in third grade and had come home from school, only to hear an electric shaver humming in the upstairs bathroom. I assumed my father was home early and skipped up the stairs only to stop in horror in front of the bathroom...

  • Making your home your sanctuary
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    Making your home your sanctuary

    9 years ago

    Beautify your surroundings with inexpensive items.

  • Pressed rawhide bones
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    Pressed rawhide bones

    7 years ago

    I've got nice, white teeth!

  • Bite plates, guards and splints
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    Bite plates, guards and splints

    6 years ago

    As much as I'd like to follow my dentist's advise on wearing a bite splint to bed, I cannot get used to drowning in a pool of my own saliva....

  • Restless Leg Syndrome-living with
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    Restless Leg Syndrome-living with

    6 years ago

    I've had it all my life and it has made me miserable! Restless Leg Syndrome is real.

  • Unzip your pants then eat dessert
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    Unzip your pants then eat dessert

    3 years ago

    Always a tradition in my youth; I now just change into sweat pants!

  • Poetry...A How To
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    Poetry...A How To

    9 years ago

     The word poetry is scary to some.  It amazes me how many people feel they can't write.  Poetry is a word that encompasses feelings; how those feelings are delivered, line by line; word by word, is poetry. So many assume that poems have to...

  • Bankruptcy isn't for the faint at heart
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    Bankruptcy isn't for the faint at heart

    9 years ago

    The word bankruptcy, I thought, would never be part of my vocabulary. When I took my children and moved out of the marital home 7 years ago, I had quite a bit of debt from the divorce. Since the marital home didn't sell for two years and he chose to...

  • Tie-dying
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    Tie-dying

    3 years ago

    Colors of the rainbow. Need I say more? One doesn't have to be a product of the hippie generation to love tie dye! Here's how to get great patterns and results!

  • Doubt- movie review
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    Doubt- movie review

    9 years ago

     Having gone to Catholic schools my entire life, I was curious about this movie.  I didn't know much about the content, only that it had a hard-ass nun that was riding a priest about his "modern" ways.  Meryl, Phillip and Amy (Adams) are all...

  • Simple noodle recipes
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    Simple noodle recipes

    3 years ago

    While the debate is still out whether or not one should eliminate carbs from their diets, I continue to cook with noodles and love the different recipes that can be created with them. Enjoy!

  • Princess birthday party ideas
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    Princess birthday party ideas

    9 years ago

    Little girls always want to be princesses! Some never outgrow this! lol

  • Egyptian Birthday Party
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    Egyptian Birthday Party

    9 years ago

    Want to be an Egyptian for a day? Or give a party that is awesome? Read on...

  • Dora the Explorer Birthday Party
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    Dora the Explorer Birthday Party

    9 years ago

     Young children love Dora the Explorer!  This theme makes a fun and exciting birthday party.  Most 1/2 card stores or stores such as Target or Walmart carry Dora plates, napkins, table spreads, party hats and so forth.  Your paper products can...

  • I know I'm getting old....
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    I know I'm getting old....

    9 years ago

     I was a late in life parent.  My first; a son, was born when I was 33 years old.  I had tried for years, unsuccessfully to become pregnant and had resigned myself to the fact that even though I had wanted to be a mother, it probably wasn't going...

  • Flowers as Therapy
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    Flowers as Therapy

    9 years ago

     Take a deep breath.... inhale and hold the fragrance of natural medicine.  Gardening can be great therapy for the doldrums.  Personal wellness is important for a long, happy and fulfilling life.  Nature has a way of helping us connect to our...

  • Michael and Farrah
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    Michael and Farrah

    9 years ago

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