SickChristine

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Celebrities That Should Just Get Back Together

I’m a nostalgic person, ladies and gentlemen. This can be witnessed in my weekly music, film and news posts, which start from 1976 and will go …

Brad Pitt

The Essential Guide To An Easy Move

For the 9th time in the 24 years I have been married I’ve successfully packed up everything I own and moved it to a new home. Over the years I have …

Minimalism

Dear Stephen

Dear Stephen,<p>Do you remember when we went to see <i>Trainspotting</i> when it first came out in 1996? We were a mere 20 years old and we went to see it at …

The Definitive Guide To Being Sick And Pleasing Everyone

Unlike that IKEA Gevorgivøorganschmoöorgan daybed you recently purchased, illness doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Not even a crappy one that …

Learning To Live On The Roller Coaster

Right now I’m sitting at my kitchen table, the spot where I typically write. The sun is at my back, every now and again the air conditioner kicks on. …

It’s Never About What You Think It’s About

I feel a certain sense of victory when I don’t have to wear a hospital gown for my scans. I don’t know why. I stopped trying to figure out the …

If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?

<b>‘Sometimes it’s best not to follow the leader’</b><p>I have this Teddy Roosevelt fixation. Maybe it’s because my name is Alice*. (In case your history’s a …

Olympic Ambivalence

The 2018 Winter Olympics are now officially underway, the opening ceremonies from Pyeongchang, South Korea were visually stunning, the commentary …

Just Another Book Club- January Book

Please leave your comments below or within the appropriate post on my Facebook page. Please feel free to peruse other people’s comments and respond …

There's No Crying In Desmoids

We’ve all watched it, that iconic scene in A League of Their Own where Tom Hanks loses his mind, mouth stuffed to capacity with chewing tobacco.</i> …

Laughter: The Bug You Want to Catch

I recently began running up forty-five flights of stairs once or twice a week. It’s not all at once of course. It’s nine floors of stairs I run up …

This Blog Is Now Officially A Toddler

A year ago today I hit the publish button for the first time here and the world was riveted. Well, not really. That first post only had about 50 …

Vonnegut's 8 Rules for the Short Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.2. Give the reader at least one character he or …

Kurt Vonnegut

An Ode To A Broken Body

We had a snow, a respectable snow even by non-Floridian standards, and it was magical. Snow is beautiful, beyond its stunning visual display, it …

Ironing: why bother?

Quite what is the point of ironing? I’ll help you out here: none.<p>Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not some kind of useless domestic failure. I love …

Sewing

Sing The Praises Of Mary Jane

I’m listening to the caconophy of movers packing everything I own into boxes. Paper crinkles, tape screeches as its dragged across cardboard. Music …

Circus

Coliseum Mountain - Turning legs into jelly!

Squee! I am going to share another amaaaazing walk near Vancouver – Coliseum Mountain. This might be the most epic walk so far! There was a long hike …

Hiking

We don’t need more friends!*

I mentioned on Monday that I was in Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend with some of my favorite humans. Those humans were my girlfriends, and we …

Live Music

The Failure of Words is the Beginning of Truth

I saw four-hundred-year-old ice fall into the sea. A crack like thunder preceded the calving. Then shards of ice cascaded down the face of the …

Carly Simon

My Year In Review

The first month of my 2017 started with a social media detox, which didn’t really seem to do anything because, thanks to this blog, now I’m more …

Merry Christmas, First Family!

I keep getting emails from Donald Trump. At first I was confused. How in the hell did I get on this list? I’m so liberal I make Bernie Sanders look …

A South Floridian’s Guide To Moving North

My people hail from New England. My hand to God, I had an uncle that was a lobsterman and looked just like the Gorton’s fisherman. My stock are a …

My Spam Cup Runneth Over

We’re not even two weeks in and my brain is so NaNoWriMo addled I can’t complete a thought let alone a sentence. So, you can be damn sure I can’t …

Books for a Rainy Afternoon

I don’t know what everyone else’s weather is like right now, but my weather has been particularly rainy and cold as of late. I’m a fall and winter …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Won't Make You Feel Like a Stuffed Turkey

When you try to be a consistently healthy eater, the holidays can be stressful. Even someone with the strongest willpower will be tempted at some …

Baking

900 Miles And 60 Hours

At least a half dozen grande soy lattes. My name wasn’t spelled properly on any of them.<p>Sadly, only one small bag of Skittles. I’m disappointed in …

Five Essential Qualities of Everyday Leadership

Some bosses inspire fear, others devotion. The call to leadership asks for the best in a person, but does not always get it. Bosses make our lives …

five-paragraph essay

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>Definition<p>A <i>five-paragraph essay</i> is a prose composition that follows a prescribed format of an …

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Better Blogging Through Facebook

My blog has its very own Facebook page. Yes, my blog uses the same social site as <i>that</i> <i>guy</i> you went to high school with. You know, <i>that guy</i>, the one …