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It’s a Wonderful Life (My Old Blog)

I’ve been a blogger since November 2008 and a writer for longer than I can remember.  I started out with a personal blog on Blogger:  It’s a Wonderful Life, borrowing its name from Frank Capra’s holiday classic, the blog was meant to contain my thoughts – mostly random – about my blessed life.  I spent a …

Crick

You know how sometimes you wake up with a crick in your neck and end up spending half the day walking around looking like you just found out someone’s cat died or, worse yet, like a “bug in an Edgar-suit” (Men in Black)? You catch yourself saying “it doesn’t hurt if I hold it like …

45 Days

It’s been about 45 days since my last post. I’m not saying that because it’s a record I’m proud of or anything … just pointing out the fact that I’ve been a blogging slacker as of late. And actually acknowledging the length of time makes it even funnier to me that I’m blogging now. You …

Is CIT Group Next?

Reuters and the Wall Street Journal’s website released the news today that CIT Group has reached a financing deal with its’ bondholders, to the tune of $3 billion, that is supposed to keep CIT out of bankruptcy. Really? Isn’t that actually the tell-tale sign of what’s to surely come next? I mean, doesn’t the news …

Sweet Justice

So have you heard the story of the Pennsylvania pervert who whined about his oober-lenient child porn sentence? Isn’t there something that makes justice sweeter when the smoking gun comes from the wrongdoer’s own hand? Back in 2005, Richard Balsavage was sentenced to a mere 9 to 23 months in jail in Berks County, Pa. …

Happy Birthday Baby!

Wonder Boy turned 2 years old today! So how was it? I’ll let the pictures do the talking: This was while the wait staff at the restaurant sang “Happy Birthday.” I think he was protecting his territory as invading hands (The Girl & Boy Genius) began to descend. A quick smile between bites!

The Benton House

Alright, here’s the story … of a lovely house … that was bringing us some very stressful times :). The Benton house, as I dubbed it in a previous post, is a relatively new log-cabin style home that sits on almost 12 acres of wooded land out “in the sticks.” It’s a great house with …