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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

21 Things I’ve Learned So Far in 2021

On the lighter side: 1. One unexpectedly nice side effect of quarantine, mask-wearing, and public spaces being extra clean and sanitized is that not only does it slow the spread of COVID, you don’t get regular colds and flu so much, either. I’m a fan. 2. Then again, it is a little unsettling how much all the businesses, restaurants, airports, etc. are bragging about how they’re cleaning their spaces. I’m like, Were you not doing this before…? 3. Music and  ...

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On the Lighter Side

7 Things I’ll Never Say to My Hairstylist

1. I’m sorry I have really thick hair. Believe me, it bothers me way more than it bothers you. 2. Please don’t feel pressured to make small talk the entire time. Silence is golden. It’s only as awkward as you make it. 3. But if you’re going to talk while running the hairdryer, please talk a little louder. I’m not the best at lip reading. 4. Why all the diversity concerning the length of an “inch”? Last I knew, it’s one  ...

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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 not too many years ago, 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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