Love Bombs

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One of my young male friends was very excited about a new love interest. She lived a few hours away and he didn’t have a car, so seeing each other was going to be kind of difficult. They had met at a conference he went to for work and he said it was love at first sight. They spent the entire conference canoodling and planning their future together. There was just one tiny detail she had to take care of before that could happen. She was married. I remember rolling my eyes at him, but he seemed to be quite smitten. I told him that being married was not a tiny detail and he should not get too involved. There was a better chance she would never leave her husband for him and he might get his heart broken.  He was adamant and went on to describe to me how she was showing him how much she loved him too.

That’s when I started paying closer attention to his story.   Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes

Today my letter is Q and I am sharing with you memes I have made over the years of my personal quotes. Feel free to share them with your friends if you find one that speaks to you.

fixing me   Continue reading

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first brush with Politics

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I have decided that for the next 26 days I am going to blog the alphabet. Each day I will endeavor to post a heartfelt article with a title that corresponds to the next letter in the alphabet. I am not going to just write. I hope to impart some kind of wisdom, or inject humor into your day with my articles. We will see how that goes.

Today the letter is P and my article is about my first brush with Politics.

I was thirteen years old and at sleep-away camp for the summer when President Nixon announced his resignation from the Presidency on national television.

All of us were hustled from our bunkhouses to the main dining hall to watch this moment in history on the small television set they set up in front of the hall. There were over a hundred of us girls, all ages, and about thirty staff members. I was sitting cross legged on one of the dining tables with a bunch of my friends in the back and everyone was very quiet as President Nixon spoke.

This is what I saw on television that night, from a girl’s sleep-away camp, far away from civilization and from home.   Continue reading

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Ocracoke…can you hear me now?

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Today’s letter is O and it’s about Ocracoke and getting away from it all.

I was riding the ferry early Saturday morning and it was just rounding the bend to the dock when I noticed a young woman sitting on the beach alone. I wouldn’t have paid that much attention to her except I knew she was on a section of the beach that was closed for bird and turtle hatchery. No one was allowed on that beach. I knew this because it was my whole reason for getting up at an ungodly hour on the weekend and driving an hour just to spend another 45 minutes riding this ferry. I was working on the beach talking with people about the shorebirds and the sea turtles.

I leaned on the railing of the ferry as I watched her.   Continue reading

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Nipples, everybody’s got ‘em!

by Madeline Laughs
Shawl made of pashmînâ from Nepal .

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I have decided that for the next 26 days I am going to blog the alphabet. Each day I will endeavor to post a heartfelt article with a title that corresponds to the next letter in the alphabet. I am not going to just write. I hope to impart some kind of wisdom, or inject humor into your day with my articles. We will see how that goes.

Today the letter is N and my article is about Nipples.

My morning routine when I’m working on the prison study is very streamlined. I shower. I twist my wet hair into a topknot. I smooth on some moisturizer, brush my teeth and I’m done. No makeup. No hairstyle. No jewelry. I wear a watch.

I travel to work each Sunday. During the week I’m housed in a hotel close to the facility I’ll be working in. In fact, I’m in a hotel right now.

This morning I’m putting on my watch in the bathroom. I’m already dressed. I just happen to catch my reflection in the mirror as I’m adjusting the catch on my wrist and there they are. Nipples.  Continue reading

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How to hold a cat

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Most folks have no idea how to hold a cat. Even some people that have had cats all their lives don’t know how to properly hold a cat, or a kitten. I have always practiced the same methods with every cat I have ever had, and what happens to their maturity, and how they react to strangers, has always surprised people.

I don’t have scaredy cats.   Continue reading

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Mayonnaise

I have decided that for the next 26 days I am going to blog the alphabet. Each day I will endeavor to post a heartfelt article with a title that corresponds to the next letter in the alphabet. I am not going to just write. I hope to impart some kind of wisdom, or inject humor into your day with my articles. We will see how that goes.

Today the letter is M and my article is about how Mayonnaise is a bit like life.   Continue reading

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letting go…with Love

Institute of Mental Health 8, Nov 06

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by Madeline Laughs

I have decided that for the next 26 days I am going to blog the alphabet. Each day I will endeavor to post a heartfelt article with a title that corresponds to the next letter in the alphabet. I am not going to just write. I hope to impart some kind of wisdom, or inject humor into your day with my articles. We will see how that goes.

Today the letter is L and my article is about Letting go with LOVE.

Throughout our lifetimes we will make hundreds of thousands of human connections. These relationships could be friends, lovers, family, even neighbors. Not all of them will work out for any number of reasons. Some of them lack the steam to make it for any amount of distance. Others can start out doomed, or be doomed in the middle. For whatever reasons, some relationships just get broken and can’t be fixed.

The good news is that no matter who is leaving, whatever painful hurt it shatters your heart with, this too shall pass before you know it as long as you take care with how you manage this new break in your life. There are no rules to follow or guidelines to read. Some things aren’t meant for this lifetime and need to be let go.

What people fail to do when this happens in their life is to let go with love.  Continue reading

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It’s not always the Kitten’s Fault

I have decided that for the next 26 days I am going to blog the alphabet. Each day I will endeavor to post a heartfelt article with a title that corresponds to the next letter in the alphabet. I am not going to just write. I hope to impart some kind of wisdom, or inject humor into your day with my articles. We will see how that goes.

Today the letter is K and my article is about Kittens and the lecherous men that pursue them.  

It’s not always the Kitten’s fault. I can tell you this because I was once a Kitten. Kittens are how some people refer to young, nubile women, still deep into their singledom, laughing, living and loving. A Kitten’s biggest worries are paying the rent, finishing college and where the party is on a Saturday night. The last thing a Kitten wants is an old married man hitting on her, but they do it all the time.

You see, most of the time the Kitten is the one blamed when a married man looks her way. But I know from past experience that there is a certain type of married man that is constantly on the prowl for Kittens. I know, because I’ve met a few myself.   Continue reading

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Jaloux, mon amour?

A Japanese painting from 1750 shows a young ma...

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by Madeline Laughs

I have decided that for the next 26 days I am going to blog the alphabet. Each day I will endeavor to post a heartfelt article with a title that corresponds to the next letter in the alphabet. I am not going to just write. I hope to impart some kind of wisdom, or inject humor into your day with my articles. We will see how that goes.

Today the letter is J and my article is about Jealousy.

When men and women get jealous it opens a whole new can of worms in a relationship. Both genders definitely have unique ways of showing their green-eyed monster, but what exactly is jealousy?

The word started out as French; jalousie. How appropriate they would define a term used constantly to describe a situation rooted firmly in l’amour! The word describes the feeling of resentment for an opponent, or supposed romantic, or otherwise, rival. Green with envy is also a common reference to jealousy.   Continue reading

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