Ryan: The Last Diet Resolution You'll Ever Make

*  Enjoy a repost of a blog I wrote to ring in 2019.  The sentiments still apply! I’ve always had an intense love-hate relationship with New Year’s.  On the one hand, I love the sense of starting over in a brand new...

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Kim: Reimagining the Albatross

Inspired by and dedicated to Arlette. I'm pretty certain I first heard of an albatross through reading Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", though I don't remember if it was high school or college.  I recall the...

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Ryan: Downsizing Christmas

  I love the trappings of Christmas.  Every year I vow to wait until the first day of December to kick off the Christmas season.  I like to stack my Pandora with assorted Christmas music stations for all moods and occasions.  I...

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Kim: It's Not About Soap

Yesterday, I was traveling home to Maine from a winter weekend getaway to the beach.  It was my fifth trip in 2019 that required airline travel, and the previous 4 trips were as smooth as silk.  No bumps on the way down, and no issue with my...

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Ryan: A Novel Approach

  I love stories.  I always have. I grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and After School Specials.  I mass consumed comic books and Hardy Boys Mysteries. My mother took me to the small local library every couple of weeks in the...

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Kim: Replace the Dial

How many of you are old enough to remember the TVs with a dial for the channel and another for the volume, where the outer part of the dial was a knob that could be slipped off its post?  There's a story in my family that my father would...

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