Sharon Mindy

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To Stay Awake, Perchance to Be Productive

People ask me if I’m an early bird or a night owl. I don’t think I’m either one. When I think early bird or morning person, the image that immediately comes to mind is one of a hardcore spartan who lives on granola and celery and gets up at sunrise every day to go on a 5-mile jog. Well, that’s not me, exactly, which my worn-out snooze button would tell you if it could talk. And when I think night owl, I think of my husband, who, if he didn’t  ...

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I Think I’ve Been Here Before

Coming around the corner of the aisle at Walmart at exactly the wrong moment, I caught a faceful of cough from someone who, I hope, was just a heavy smoker or maybe had a cold and not, you know, the other thing. And it got me thinking: If I can get coughed or sneezed on at Walmart and nobody really minds, why can’t I go to church or see my friends and get coughed and sneezed on there? As the saying goes: “The germs from someone you know are better than the germs from someone you  ...

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Help, This Virus Deleted my Common Sense Files

Apparently, there’s something about a global health crisis that brings out the novelist in everybody. People and organizations I didn’t even know had my email address are flooding my inbox with some variation of “Our thoughts about the coronavirus!” Thank goodness, I was on the edge of my seat wondering! Seriously, these emails are coming in as fast as I can delete them. I feel a little bad admitting that, but I can only handle so many missives entitled “How  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

Bed-warming Options: Pros & Cons

This post is written in honor of all those wonderful places that are experiencing cooler fall weather, especially at night. If you live in a place that gets really chilly toward the end of the year, sometimes socks or flannel sheets aren’t enough. Here’s my review of all your various bed-warming options (feel free to comment with any I’ve forgotten): 1. Husband Pros: You get a heat source that’s the same size as your body — or larger — that  ...

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