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  • Father Knows Best

    My Dad has been a high school English teacher for over 30 years. Naturally, he couldn’t help but teach his own daughter a few things, too. 1. All of life’s answers can be found in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” My Dad is a faithful husband, but if he crossed paths with the 87-year-old author, Harper Lee, I would most likely have a stepmother. He dedicates approximately three months of each school year...
  • Remember Who You Kissed at Midnight?

    Floss daily. Exercise four times a week. These were two of my 2013 New Year’s resolutions. Now that we’re approaching the halfway point, how am I doing so far? 1. Floss daily. In the past five months, I have flossed. Now, if we want to get technical, I have not done so daily. I was just too…tired.  I did, however, get a real wake-up call last week when I was told to “only floss the teeth you want...
  • It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's A Cicada!

      Back in summer 2004, freakish insects as big as a gerbil (give or take) and as loud as a Kardashian were slamming against the windshield of my Mom’s minivan as we headed to my high school graduation.  In the years prior, my parents had already begun worrying about how they would throw an outdoor graduation party while these ominous pests, known as cicadas, were treating our backyard like their...
  • Don't Cry At Work (And Other Lessons)

    I have very few complaints about my first job out of college. But if I had to do it all again, I wish someone had given me the following advice: 1. Find an office with more men. If you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone—earning your keep in society while also meeting someone who will pay for your movie tickets—you should probably count up the number of men at your prospective place of...

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