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meeting david

When I was three years old we moved to the place where I did most of my growing up. I can remember riding in the clear-plastic-covered back seat of the realtor’s car to see the new house. As we drove up, a dark-headed five-year-old boy whose skin was browned by the sun stood in the […]

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name voyager

I keep going back to this fascinating gadget, the namevoyager. When my father was born, his parents chose his name from a list of first and middle names issued to expectant families by (amazingly) the military. His first name, Thomas, was the 8th most popular name during the decade when he was born. When I […]

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The Job I Really Want

I first became aware that naming cosmetics was a cool job when I tried on some metallic silver nail polish by Hard Candy called “Trailer Trash.” But while Hard Candy does have a few other standouts (Hick, Vinyl, Static), Urban Decay goes the distance with nail polish names like Freakshow (silvery purple with a hint […]

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but they were old enough to know better

but they were old enough to know better

The Husband’s grandparents had a cat. It was one of those light orange stripey cats. They called it Orangey. When it died they had another light orange stripey cat. They called it Orangey. (Did you think you lost your place there for a minute?) When I was 3 I had two baby yellow-belly slider turtles. […]

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