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The Vine: September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014 – 3:42 PM | 11 Comments
The Vine: September 17, 2014

You probably have heard about the shooting at Mercy Wellness Center in Darby, PA last month.

The Vine: August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014 – 1:31 PM | 17 Comments
The Vine: August 28, 2014

I am trying to find a middle ground between "Congratulations on your wedding!" and "Congratulations on people being slightly less terrible than they were the first time you got married!"

The Vine: June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: June 4, 2014

Something happened to me today, I am so ashamed of myself, right now I don't know how I will ever forgive what I did.

The Vine: May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014 – 4:20 PM | 29 Comments
The Vine: May 7, 2014

I have a question for your readers about jewellery inheritance.

The Vine: April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 – 1:54 PM | 14 Comments
The Vine: April 23, 2014

I come from a large and (I thought) close family of six girls and one boy.

The Vine: March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014 – 12:31 PM | 40 Comments
The Vine: March 5, 2014

I'm going to be a groomslady in my childhood friend D's wedding to M. I love M and am thrilled for them, so that's not the issue.

The Vine: January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 – 11:33 AM | 7 Comments
The Vine: January 22, 2014

I just turned thirty. My uncle sends me a check in the mail on my birthday and Christmas, I promptly send him a thank-you note.

The Vine: January 15, 2014
January 15, 2014 – 1:33 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: January 15, 2014

For many years, I've hosted an annual party.

The Vine: October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013 – 11:21 AM | 20 Comments
The Vine: October 23, 2013

A little background: I live in a small city in rural Ohio where the houses are fairly close to each other, and our homes are separated from the next street over by an alley that …

The Vine: October 2, 2013
October 2, 2013 – 12:57 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: October 2, 2013

This has been kind of an ongoing thing, but it's starting to bother me more and more. First a bit of background.