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The History of Wedding Rings – An Anniversary Post

The History of Wedding Rings – An Anniversary Post

The wedding ring remains one of the most iconic symbols of marriage today. The circle has always represented the unending cycle, an eternity of existence. In love, it symbolizes an endless affection. The symbolism may ring hollow in today’s seemingly impermanence of some marriages as people marry and un-marry as if following a trend, but for many, the ring’s symbolism is still something to aspire and hope for. It still gives meaning to the purpose of unity and endlessness in…

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An Introspection on The Necklace

An Introspection on The Necklace

Have you read The Necklace? It’s a short story by Guy de Maupassant. It’s about Matilda Loisel who suffered from too much vanity and pride and aspiring to be more that what her station in life could afford. In our present culture, many would not see nothing wrong with that; nothing wrong with aspiring to be more that what you are, is there? It is the very same trait that drives some to succeed. While it is sound advice, “living…

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Family Rooms

Family Rooms

This may sound weird when you’re single but when you have kids, especially young ones, bathrooms in public places take on added importance in your life. It becomes a deciding factor in where you go or how long you should stay. Call me neurotic, but when you have kids who immediately have to use the potty as soon as you get anywhere (sometimes before you even get there), it becomes very important that you have access to a clean restroom….

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The Last Cab Ride Story

The Last Cab Ride Story

You’ve probably read the story forwarded via email like I did. It’s a touching story titled The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget which tells of a night when a cab driver picks up an elderly lady in the early hours of the morning from a quiet part of town. The lady requests a circuitous route through the city to get to her final destination. The cab driver informs her that there is a shorter route, thus saving her money and…

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Busy weekend

Busy weekend

Whew! It’s been a busy last couple of weeks at our house starting with The Clone’s birthday. She turned 11 and already showing maturity. Well, almost 🙂 I was really waiting for her to say she wants to go to Build a Bear for her birthday treat, but guess where we went instead? We had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory then for dessert, we went to Barnes & Noble for books. Well, we had cake waiting for us at home,…

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The Delta Soup is Spoiled

The Delta Soup is Spoiled

Trent at The Simple Dollar asked, Does one bad experience spoil the soup? He is referring to our adverse reaction to certain brands or establishments as a result of one unpleasant experience that we pretty much boycott the product altogether. That reminded me of all the whining I’ve been doing lately about the inconvenience of traveling nowadays. I whined about the higher prices, the luggage, the extra fees, I whined about the delays. But you know what, I think most…

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