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For #BostonStrong and All Runners Everywhere

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Today marks the running of the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Although I will never qualify for this race, I am part of the running community and I know that this will be an emotional race for all involved.  Last year my entire family came out to support the #BostonStrong movement and this year, I felt a short post would show my reverence for this great event so in the motivational words of The Alarm, I leave you all with this:     For …

Friday’s Featured Female – Karen Booth

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Welcome to Friday’s Featured Female! This weekly series features inspirational stories from admirable women.  IMHO, it’s always good to be reminded of how strength, determination, hard work, heart and ingenuity can impact the quality of one’s life and I’m proud that these women will allow me to share their stories here.   Today I’m featuring author, parent, fellow 80′s diehard and Duranie extraordinaire, Karen Booth.  Karen and I have Duran Duran and Twitter for bringing us together.  I really am …

Lucky 7

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Wild Boy is 7 today – 1/3 of the way to the legal drinking age.Last year, my post about Wild Boy’s birthday was about being 1/3 of the way to being a legal adult so I guess that it’s fitting that this year, I bring drinking into the equation. This year that I felt the need to drink a little bit more as a parent.  If Wild Boy at 6 years old is any indication of what he’s going to …

Tunes For Tuesday – Social Distortion

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Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday!   The tune for today is honor of Wild Boy’s birthday tomorrow.  WB’s favorite song is “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.  He sings it all the time and even got his preschool music teacher to sing it during weekly sessions at school (he still plays it even though WB is long gone from the school). Although the original version by the Man In Black is classic and wonderful, I happen to love this version …

8 Things About the 80′s New Wave Music book “Mad World”

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As a long-time devoted fan of Duran Duran, I’ve often been dismissed as being stuck in the 80′s.  I understand that not everyone was raised on New Wave radio in both Los Angeles (KROQ) and New York (WLIR/WDRE) and chose to spend a large percentage of their high school days either waiting on line (that’s outside on a line for you youngsters, not on a computer) for concert tickets or to get into a venue to see a show.  Lori Majewski …