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That’s a Deal Breaker

That’s a Deal Breaker

When my husband does something for which he feels he must apologize, I often reassure him by saying, “Don’t worry, that’s not a deal breaker.” My husband, being a good and considerate person, often apologizes for things I wouldn’t even notice. Because of this, I sometimes shout “NOT A DEAL BREAKER!” before he has a chance to apologize. I’m charming like that. This week I read the news about Rep. Duncan Hunter’s indictment for misusing campaign finance funds. I have…

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Go Ahead, Watch the Sharks

Go Ahead, Watch the Sharks

What if Trump had married a woman like Stormy Daniels? I don’t mean to suggest he should have married a porn star, but what if he’d married a woman who would sit beside him and watch a Shark Week marathon on television? Can you imagine Melania watching Sharknado? I can’t. Trump marries models and actresses, but he seems to prefer the company of porn stars and Playboy bunnies. No wonder he’s so angry and frustrated. No wonder he is such a…

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He Looks Like a Nice Guy

He Looks Like a Nice Guy

Another man down in Washington White House staff secretary Rob Porter is out after multiple allegations of domestic abuse made the news this week. The White House has known about these allegations for months, but they kept Porter on until the accusations became public. Now they claim they didn’t really know. In a Washington Post article about the mess, a White House spokesman said Chief of Staff John Kelly felt “misled by Porter, saying he downplayed his ex-wives’ accusations in conversations…

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A Teaspoon of Dogma Spoils the Cake

A Teaspoon of Dogma Spoils the Cake

Q: When is a cake more than a cake? A: Never. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case against a Colorado baker who refused to design a wedding cake for a gay couple. The baker, Jack Phillips, says he isn’t a bigot and that he’d be happy to sell the couple brownies or cookies or some other baked goods, but he can’t sell them a wedding cake because his religious beliefs lead him to think marriage…

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In Praise of an Ordinary Marriage

In Praise of an Ordinary Marriage

I got married ten years ago today. I was never one of those women (or little girls) who dreamed of a big, elaborate wedding day. I never thought being married was a particularly lofty goal. Coupled or uncoupled, I intended to live a full life. But a decade into this joint venture with my husband and I think I got a pretty good deal. The husband is currently producing a travel series in Italy. Thus, he is gallivanting around Florence while I sit…

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