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The List Of Forty-Five @ Forty-Five

It seems like I’ve been turning forty-five for[rty-five] ever, but Thursday was the official milestone. Yup, September 14th; typically sandwiched right between one of the Jewish holidays or smack in the midst of an epic hurricane. Naturally, this year was no different! A lot has happened in forty-five years. Though I’ve learned a ton, there’s … Continued

Hurricane Irma: The Unpolished Shit Storm

“Rach, you gotta blog about Floridians preparing for a storm,” you said. “Rachel, please write something about the hysteria,” you pleaded. “Silver, Please keep the Facebook posts coming. It’s the only thing keeping me sane,” you texted. You asked, so I’m answering. Ok folks, let’s do it: From my vantage point, I don’t even know where … Continued

UNPOLISHED SCATTERED BRAIN

Do you ever feel like you’re off your A game? Like you’re not as clear as usual? Do you ever feel like maybe you pulled a short stick, are stuck in a muck and now your brain is scattered? Though some people are more private and choose not to share, I gather a large number … Continued

Travel Basketball: An Unpolished Destination

Last year I wrote a blog titled, Youth Basketball Mom. Remember that one?  It was a post about all the unpolishedness that goes on when young kids and their parents get involved in a local, recreational basketball league. If you missed it, might I suggest catching up HERE before reading on! Local Shmocal. That was then. … Continued

The Other F Word

It was love at first write. I had landed a great gig. They said I was the perfect fit. They said that. After various phone calls with the publisher, our initial meet and greet was just a formality; semantics if you will. I arrived at the magazine’s headquarters and was warmly introduced to the editor-in-chief. Within minutes … Continued

An Unpolished Case Of NOWWHATITIS

photo credit: www.adamjkurtz.com now•wut•i•tus / now•wüt•eye•tüs / noun DISEASE Common More than 200,000 cases per year A condition which limits an individual’s ability to thoroughly focus thoughts and emotions on the here and now [relative to a particular person, place or thing] due to an internal mental dialogue with one’s self about what’s next. Also … Continued

Unpolished Packing Problems: What Shoe Are You?

I love to travel. But I hate to pack. Actually, that’s not true. I don’t mind the act of packing; at least not at first. You see, I try to have the packing properly thought out ahead of time in an effort to stay organized. I attempt to plan what outfits I want to wear … Continued

It's An Honor Just To Be Nominated

That’s what the losers say, right?  The ones who don’t win.  “Oh it’s okay.  Really.  I’m good.  It’s fine.  Honestly yes, I’m okay.  I’m totally and completey cool about it.  It’s an honor just to be nominated.” WHAT A LOAD OF UNPOLISHED BULLSHIT! How great would it be if the loser said out loud what … Continued

Youth Basketball Mom

“MOM…. Where’s my uniform?” “MOM…. What time is my game?’ “MOM… We can’t be late or else our team gets an automatic foul.” “MOM… Who else is coming to watch me play today?” “MOM…. Can you help me find my lucky water bottle?” “MOM…. I think my sports goggles need to be tightened.” “MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM” Hey … Continued

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