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Rules were made to be. . .

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Girls  follow the rules.  Boys don’t. When you were a kid, following the rules meant you’d be rewarded . . . I think they called it being a  “teacher’s pet”.  Growing up, we women over 40 were praised for being “little ladies” while those bad, bad boys had to stay after school. But, boys played sports so they had coaches, and when you play sports you’re taught to break rules – as long as you can get away with it – because the most important thing is winning. Just ask Joe Paterno. (more…)

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Remember Monica from “Friends”? How she’s so obsessive, competitive and bossy? Know anyone like that? I do.


Maybe I’m not as bad as Monica (I’m certainly not as “tidy”). But I could give her a run for her money. I wonder sometimes if more of you out there have these same obsessive/compulsive tendencies and (more…)

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LSMFT: V- Day and Beyond

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

What gives me the balls to suggest I know the secret to a successful relationship? 24 years of marriage to a man who still tells me he loves me, even after one of our sublime arguments (my favorite is the one we had walking down the aisle at our wedding). Yes, fighting is good for a relationship and is, in fact, one of the rules I suggest be followed by anyone who wants a long, happy one. My rules are easy to remember; as easy as Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco. (more…)

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Visions of Sugarplums

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

“When I grow up, I’m going to have dessert first!

Remember saying that? Or “I’ll have as much ice cream as I want!”

Why is it that, now that we’re “in charge” of our own lives, we still have to follow someone elses rules? (more…)

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