Monthly Archives: February 2012

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    Leap Year

    Posted on February 29, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about leap year. Today, after all, is February 29, 2012. It’s always been such a random addition to our calendar, in my personal opinion. Every leap year, I think about those poor children who are born on February 29th. I assume they have to change their birthday to either the 28th […]

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    Give me coffee!

    Posted on February 27, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about coffee. I’m a self-proclaimed caffeine addict. In fact, as I write this, I’m drinking a venti toffee nut latte from Starbucks. I need caffeine in the morning, whether at five or ten. And part of it, I’m sure, is psychological. I need the caffeine in coffee to jump-start my day. […]

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    “The Vow”

    Posted on February 26, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about The Vow. You know, that movie with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum? I just saw this movie. I was intrigued by the fact that it’s based on true events. Real love stories are always the most romantic, anyway. I was impressed by the concept. But it stopped there. This movie […]

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    Writers Block

    Posted on February 24, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about writers block. All writers are guilty of this from time to time. But is it real? Or is it just a perfectionist’s excuse not to write until they have it all together? I would say it’s the latter. I’m not saying I don’t use this excuse. Sometimes there are days […]

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    Avoidance

    Posted on February 23, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about avoidance. Why do we avoid things? Is it easier to avoid something than face it head on? Usually, yes. I’m guilty of avoiding things. I will be the first to admit that. I’ve never been a fan of change. I like things to stay the way they are. That’s the […]

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    The De Jong Family

    Posted on February 22, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about family. Some of us are fortunate enough to grow up with loving, healthy families. Some of us are not. Luckily, I fall into the former category. There is nothing more important than family. I never fully understood this growing up. I always loved my family, of course, but I didn’t […]

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    It’s Time

    Posted on February 21, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about time. There’s never enough time in the world. Sometimes I feel like I have to pick and choose one thing over another because of time. We simply cannot do everything. Life is way too short for that. But at the end of the day, how we spend our time should […]

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    Oh, High School

    Posted on February 20, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about high school. It’s an interesting topic, to say the least. I read once, before I entered those grueling four years, that high school was supposed to be the most fun four years of one’s life. That certainly was not the case for me. If those were the best years of […]

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    Blue

    Posted on February 19, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    The thickness of the water, Swallowed them whole. The vivid blue; So unforgiving, so dangerous, so grand. They fell into the ocean, Surrounded by bluefish and fluke swimming in schools, Just off Martha’s Vineyard. A place so desolate; a place I’ll never go. Their arms couldn’t reach out for help. They didn’t have a chance. […]

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    Money Money Money

    Posted on February 19, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I got to thinking about money. Do we measure ourselves in money? Does money buy happiness? How much is enough money for us to get by? Everything requires money. And that’s a scary thing. Will we have enough money for our future? For a healthy meal? Sometimes I feel like I’m spending all of my […]

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