Sharon Mindy

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Faith & Spirituality, On the Lighter Side

Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: Church Clothing Legalism

Thankfully, condemnation of others’ choices in churchgoing attire is becoming less and less fashionable all the time. But we’ve still got a long way to go. One particular Sunday during my college days, I wore dress slacks — nice ones, I might add — to church. During the coffee hour, an older gentleman cast a disapproving eye up and down my personage before remarking with no small amount of disdain that in his day, respectable young ladies wouldn’t dare be seen  ...

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On the Lighter Side

10 More Things that Make No Sense

1. “Back to School” sales in late June/early July. Imagine you’re on a ten-day cruise in the Caribbean, and the boss starts calling and leaving you relentless voicemails on day three about all the work you’ll be expected to do when you come back. Would you be ticked? Yeah, probably. Well, that’s what it feels like to the poor kids these days who barely have a week to enjoy their summer before they get “Back to School” shoved in their faces by  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

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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May Holidays

Well, April has come and gone, but the COVID quarantine endures. Hence, I present you with this infinitesimally small consolation prize: obscure and ridiculous holidays for the month of May. Enjoy, and keep your fingers crossed that by the time June rolls around, we’ll all have better things to do. May 1: Today is School Principals’ Day, and I guess all you mums and dads of school-aged children get to claim this one for yourselves now. I know… hooray. In case this  ...

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