Author: Jocelyn

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Truffle Kerfuffle

She’s making a holiday gift for her friends. 17 friends. Wisely, she is giving them homemade treats.  At one point, she notes that a homemade gift really is the best. So is having a younger brother who is both a good listener and a willing helper. Because there are thirty-two...

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And Then an American Girl Doll Catalog Showed up in the Mail

Listen, if the seventeen-year-old Allegra says I should download a crop of Instagram Stories and put them on my blog so that she can watch them again (the word “Sciiientollllogy” getting stuck in her head for days), then you better believe I will hit the downloading hard and fast. Please,...

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Puzzled

I’m feeling desperate, like it’s never going to be right. No matter how hard I sit, think, mull, adjust, examine, and strategize, it’s all just OFF. It shouldn’t be like this. I hate it. If I have taken care and been conscious and careful, it should be right. But it’s...

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To the Vets

Let’s be honest. College students are zesty, quirky, charming, and inspiring. Sometimes, their appeal is a function of their age; young people in their late teens and early twenties are fueled by possibility, surefootedly clomping through their days, energized by the conviction that they are axes around which entire worlds...

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The Loaf

While I doubt it’ll make me eligible for worker’s compensation, I did suffer a trauma at the college yesterday. Settle in with a king-sized Tootsie Roll, and enjoy this tale of A Legendary Bowel. 

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Nobody Listens

The last months have cast me into many varieties of stress and time-crunchedness, and whenever I do have free time near a keyboard, there is always non-blog writing that needs to be tackled. I miss blog writing. Lately, I’ve put seven minutes per week towards a long-suffering blog post, which...

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Survey Responses by Meredith, Julie (and Sons), and Linda

From Meredith: 1. Feeling stressed. It’s a useless response to having to meet obligations. 2. Edinburgh. Fringe festival, Pan, Scotch, the Royal Mile, men in kilts.  3. Too many hard ones to name just one. All of them right as there is no wrong answer in life. 4. Peace. It’s...

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Survey Responses from Deanna and Jessica

Deanna showed up as a student in one of my online classes five years ago. After that, she became a mentor embedded into my courses; she drafted me to be the faculty advisor of our campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa; and recently she achieved her Bachelor’s degree at the...

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Survey Responses from Susanna and Angie

My friend Susanna, in England, writes: 1  If you could remove one thing from your life, what would it be? Greed.  Why?  Because I truly believe it underlies all the other atrocities in life such as cruelty, lust for power, lack of compassion, injustice etc etc. 2  What has been...

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