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The Gift of Family

The Gift of Family

It’s that time of the year when everything’s almost magically quiet, the week before the holidays, when the office seems downright deserted. Business is slowing, phones are ringing less, and holiday parties are eating up the afternoons. It means that at long last, we’re stepping away from the hustle and bustle of work to be with our families. It’s kind of amazing what ‘family’ can mean, in this day and age. Found families, our families of choice, those people that mean so much to us, whether they’re related to us or not. I think

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Glaze of Glory

Glaze of Glory

Earlier this month, I was in the North Carolina office, seeing all my Matchmaker friends in person. It definitely has its perks! The weather was nice, I got to see everyone’s smiling faces, and I spent some time with family and friends. That Monday, I heard the rumblings of the sort of rumor that gets North Carolinians very excited. According to scuttlebutt, Krispy Kreme locations all across North Carolina honor the Carolina Panthers’ undefeated record by cutting the cost of a dozen of their delicious glazed doughnuts. That’s right: on the day after the

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Lessons from the Light Side

Lessons from the Light Side

As we gear up for the newest Star Wars movie, it’s hard not to catch the fever. First of all, it’s spreading around our office. Tickets for opening night went on sale October 19th, crashing movie-ticket websites like Fandango. Folks went to the theaters to get their tickets in hand, and some even started turning them over on eBay! Scalped tickets for opening night showings in major cities were going for up to $1500. I don’t know how I feel about all that. I’m a Star Wars fan, for sure. It was the movie

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Return of the Jedis

Return of the Jedis

I’ve written about it before – I’m a Star Wars fan. So, with the arrival of a new Star Wars movie this week, I’m happier than a kid on Christmas morning! The Force Awakens is the first Star Wars film in more than ten years, so it’s an opportunity for a whole new generation of Star Wars merchandise. And there is plenty. In fact, I think with enough searching, I can work Star Wars into every aspect of my life. Just the other day I came across these awesome coffee creamers. For someone like

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Theft on the Open Road

Theft on the Open Road

Been reading the news? It’s like something out of a high-tension TV show: Tractor trailers loaded up – not with standard cargo, but with live surveillance equipment. They’re like bait on a hook to cargo thieves, one of the biggest dangers to the trucking industry. Cargo theft is as bold and outlandish as it sounds. Truckers will drive up with a lone cab, or towing an empty trailer. They look for nondescript, unmarked trailers that will be harder to identify in case of a police search. Then, they simply hook their cab up to

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Trivia, But Not Trivial

Trivia, But Not Trivial

Remembrance is key. Even on a Monday morning, where it’s hard enough just to remember your keys! But this Monday is a very important and somber date not to be forgotten. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise airstrike on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 2,403 Americans were killed, making the Pearl Harbor attack one of the deadliest events on American soil. The aftermath of the events changed the course of world history, bringing the United States into World War II. I have a reputation for being a

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Wow!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Wow!

Holiday pop quiz: Name the jolly guy who makes a long, long trip from the great white North, carrying important packages to spread love and Christmas cheer… …Santa Claus? Oh, he’s a good guy, we like him, too. But today we’re talking about Alaskan trucker John Schank. The Alaska Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year, John was given the honor of driving the Capitol Christmas Tree from Tacoma, Washington to Washington, D.C. It was a 4000-mile trek, but John was the best guy for the job. In his 40-year career, John has driven 5

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You Gotta Believe to Receive

You Gotta Believe to Receive

Let’s get this out of the way – I still believe in Santa. Yeah, I know it’s Cyber Monday and my brain’s a little foggy after all of that turkey and door-buster shopping, but I’m a mumblemumble-year-old woman, and I can believe in Santa if I want to. They say “when you stop believing, you stop receiving,” and me? Well…I want presents. As a kid, I tried to put on my best behavior when I wrote to the North Pole. This was pre-Elf-on-the-Shelf era, you see. Santa didn’t have the kind of reach back

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Sitting at the Kids’ Table

Sitting at the Kids' Table

Lots of families have them. There are so many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins, everyone cannot possibly fit at the dining room table. So, off in the corner, or over in the living room, or even on the porch – there is a kids’ table. Sometimes, it’s just a rickety card table with folding chairs; other times, it’s an elaborate miniature version of the main attraction with special treats, decorations, attractions and distractions. There are those who embrace the kids’ table and those who think that sitting at the kids’ table stinks. As

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Are You Ready for Some Football???

Are You Ready for Some Football???

Tell me you have the song stuck in your head, now. I know it’s Monday morning, and you might still be waiting on coffee, but I’ll bet you’re wide awake now! Football season’s the time of year when Monday mornings never get me down – because Monday mornings mean Monday evenings, and that means MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! What’s even better than Monday Night Football? Giving thanks for a week with both Monday Night and Thanksgiving Day football! I was so inspired by this year’s NFL Thanksgiving Games line-up, I spent some time writing up

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