Category Archives: Children

Fastest, Shortest, or Easiest?

I’ll take SAFEST for $200, Siri. Every travel meet is an adventure, where we weave our way through streets peppered with pawn shops and payday loan places, all with bars on the windows. But neither snow nor rain nor heat … Continue reading

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Badges

Badges are nifty. Tonight I earned the coveted “my mom is an idiot” badge. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t already seen the new STAR WARS movie, ROGUE ONE, don’t go.* Apparently, I am the last person on earth to find … Continue reading

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LA Freeway

“If I can just get off the LA Freeway without getting killed or caught….” There’s a whole story in that one line.  A lifetime of tales in just one song. Storytelling is magic. It’s art to craft a just-right set … Continue reading

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Exit 20

Me and 2/3 of the sports parents in Louisiana spent our weekend in Lake Charles. I was crammed into the over-chlorinated Sulphur Parks & Recreation Facility with approximately 60 billion other people. Not sure who was left in this hemisphere … Continue reading

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99 Problems

Love that Jay-Z song. I probably shouldn’t since he uses such a pejorative term for women, but doing what I shouldn’t has gotten me where I am today. It’s tempting, when you feel as embattled as the inhabitants of the … Continue reading

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CATS & DOGS

By Leah Swanstrom, Guest Blogger This weekend, I spent Friday night with my mom in Baton Rouge. We got up Saturday morning and went for a walk around the City Park Lake. On this walk, we saw 13 guys with … Continue reading

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Technicolor Dreams

I’ve heard there are people who don’t remember their dreams. Maybe these are the same people without air-conditioning? I don’t know these people. When I was a kid in the 70s, I had nightmares about the inevitable nuclear holocaust. As … Continue reading

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