Category Archives: That’s Life

Welcome to the Dark (Leafy Green) Side

It’s January, the most virtuous month of the year.  The rampant excess of the holiday season has given way to a universal desire for a fresh start.  Everywhere you look, people are flocking to gyms, overhauling diets and cleaning out … Continue reading

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You Are What You Click

One of the downsides of social media is that it tends to make other people’s lives look a LOT more interesting than our own.  Our feeds are flooded with posts about exotic vacations, amazing kids and stunning home renovations.  Never … Continue reading

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Odd Couples

There was certainly no shortage of confusion following the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  He was found in bed at a remote hunting resort in Texas and, according to news reports, had declined a security detail, so … Continue reading

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Checking Out at the Grocery Store

When it comes to grocery shopping, there’s absolutely no limit to the things I can forget.  Every week, I start with the best of intentions – detailed list in hand, reusable bags at the ready – but as soon as … Continue reading

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Positive Energy

Last Sunday, I hit the pavement along with nearly 8,000 other runners for the 8th Annual Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The day was unseasonably warm and humid, which set the stage for a slow, sweaty slog … Continue reading

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Triscuit Moment 2.0

This month marks the first anniversary of currentlyblog.net!  Some of you may remember that it all started when I had that Triscuit Moment in the snack aisle of the grocery store last year.  Inspiration tends to strike in the unlikeliest … Continue reading

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So Good, It’s Scary

What’s the scariest part of Halloween?  If you’re like me, it’s not the goblins and ghosts.  It’s the candy corn.  Don’t act so surprised!  Those tricolor kernels may be tiny, but they hold enormous power over me.  The moment the … Continue reading

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Culture Clash

This summer, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a disturbing discovery:  hundreds of vials of deadly pathogens, packed in cardboard boxes and stashed in a little-used storage room on the agency’s Bethesda campus.  Live samples of smallpox, … Continue reading

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Still Got It

Most of the time, I think of myself as a typical mom:  chronically tired, several seasons behind in fashion trends and forever wondering what to make for dinner.  But once in a while, something happens that makes me think maybe, … Continue reading

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Is This Party Too Revealing?

Last Friday, I was chatting with my physical therapist about weekend plans while being treated for a hamstring strain.  My plans consisted of the usual:  Drive a child to an activity.  Pick child up.  Repeat.  His plans were a little … Continue reading

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