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The Vine: March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 – 10:31 AM | 8 Comments
The Vine: March 23, 2017

Two coworkers, W and J, sit next to each other, then there's an empty desk, then me.

The Vine: March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017 – 11:32 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: March 15, 2017

I think I might want to cut my brother out of my life, and I have no idea what to do.

The Vine: March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 – 7:04 PM | 9 Comments
The Vine: March 7, 2017

I have one relative and one friend who are hugely upset by the outcome of the election and the subsequent decisions. They aren't sleeping.

The Vine: March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017 – 8:41 AM | 16 Comments
The Vine: March 1, 2017

Over two years ago, I left my husband.

The Vine: February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 – 8:23 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: February 22, 2017

See, my last name is Trump.

The Vine: February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 – 8:21 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2017

Help! I love love true crime, but ever since I had a baby I get weepy when I hear about murder (especially kids or their parents dying).

The Vine: February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 – 8:30 AM | 10 Comments
The Vine: February 10, 2017

Hey girls hey (and boys). Been a while, eh what?

The Vine: April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 – 12:24 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: April 20, 2016

I'm getting married this summer. I'm thrilled to be marrying my favorite person after eight years together and if I were the sole decision-maker in the relationship, we would simply go to the clerk of …

The Vine: March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016 – 2:56 PM | 28 Comments
The Vine: March 2, 2016

My main squeeze and I got engaged last year — fun! I will be moving into his house — and selling mine — this spring, and we are getting married in the fall.

The Vine: February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016 – 11:45 AM | 61 Comments
The Vine: February 24, 2016

Would love suggestions on new reading material. I love British mysteries, especially if they are a series.