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“Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success.”


My daughter’s soccer team lost this past Sunday to a far superior U10 team. The final score: 5 to 1. Not very news worthy, I know. But the marvel is in what happened after the loss. Did my daughter and her teammates walk away with sullen faces and “that sucks” attitudes?

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Some have questioned the wisdom of posting my personal thoughts for all the world to see on the Internet. Others have warned me to be careful about my tone, to be mindful not to say too much and for god’s sake, to keep some things private.

Thanks for your concern dear friends and family, but with all due respect: screw that.

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shocked1 I have a confession to make.

Yes, you will be shocked to hear that I have been hiding a dirty, ugly secret– an addiction so heinous that until this moment, only the intimate members of my family were aware of it.

But today I decided that the time is right to come clean and get this off my chest:

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I read about a contest for the best six word resume and it got me thinking:

“You need awesome; I am available.”

What do you think?

Mandatory birth control?

Mandatory birth control?

I know I begged the media to stop talking about Nadya Suleman, but since they can’t seem to let it go,  I’m here to offer a few suggestions that I’ve been kicking around in my head for years that will surely put an end to incapable parents birthing more than their share of children in the future.

First, a few scary annual facts about children in the US: