Thank You for NOT Being a Friend; an Open Letter to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, Thanks for saying 'no'. Thanks for setting a curfew. At the time I thought it was ridiculous. Looking back? It seems pretty damn reasonable. Thanks for following through. Surrendering the keys to my car sucked...but you said it would happen if I did X. I did X. It would sound trite to... Continue Reading →

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Little Ditty about Jack and Diane

I hope Jack and Diane rang in the New Year by sucking on chili dogs out behind the Tastee Freez. I, on the other hand, celebrated by belting out the solid gold hits of my youth with friends. I should add that I can't sing. Let me clarify: I can't sing well. But I"m loud. And... Continue Reading →

Life in the Middle Ages

Much like gaining weight, middle age seems to have snuck up on me. Sure, somewhere in the back of my mind I knew all those nights spent in front of the television with bowls of salty snacks would eventually come between me and the button of my jeans (sorry, Brooke, there is something between me... Continue Reading →

Mixed Tapes and Other Things My Kids Will Never Know

Buried in a box in the cupboard, under notes and letters and other written breadcrumbs of our early relationship, is a mixed tape. I made it for my husband way back when. In those early butterfly days, I was striving to impress him more than anything else, but there is still a significance to each song,... Continue Reading →

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D.E. Haggerty

Writer, Blogger, Book Addict

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