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What You Got Under There?

I was asked by a gentleman who is So Very Clever to comment on what currently is being called the...
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What Does Age Have to do With Beauty?

From the dizzying heights of ineptitude falls this statement: “You look good for your age.”Now,...
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The Yet to be Discovered Art of Grilling- Tres Clever

Ok, Clever Tribe, it's great to be back at it. I've had the opportunity to spend some time with...
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Take the Moron Out of the Oxymoron- Men’s Fashion

OK Clever Guys- I am certain most of these observations are irrelevant to you- but, perhaps you...
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Take the Moron Out of the Oxymoron- Men’s Fashion

OK Clever Guys- I am certain most of these observations are irrelevant to you- but, perhaps you...
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Something HOT for Game Day- YUM

Welcome Clever Tribe!  If you caught me on ESPN Radio this morning with Erin Hogan, here are the...
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Something Hot for Game Day

Ok- Clever Girls, the taco pie takes five minutes to assemble- if you assemble it early- don't...
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So Very Clever Update and Game Day Grub

Welcome soon to be So Very Clever readers.  I hope you were able to catch me this morning on ESPN...
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Why Second Marriages Fail at a Higher Rate than First Marriages

I used to say your first marriage is great practice for your second, and for my parents, that was true. Some say you learn everything you don't want in the first marriage thereby freeing you up for a much better selection process the second time around. I'd say the #1...

How the Resentment Grows

How the Resentment Grows

Here is as cautionary tale for those of you with blended families or those of you who are considering attempting this legendary feat. It is still the the courts bias to give the woman primary custody and in situations where the child is under six, I believe that might...

Is Porn Cheating?

Is Porn Cheating?

I overheard a discussion about this yesterday while at the sandbar with friends. There was a boat full of women ranting about their current relationships and their former relationships and each one of them weighed in on the subject. I'm not one to speak up to...

Top 10 Dynamics that will Ship Wreck Your Blended Family

Thank you so much to all the friends who weighed in on this discussion. Since blended families are now the norm, it's important to treat them with great care, lest they fall victim to the even increasing number of failed second marriages. Children are challenging....

Gold Star or Skyline?

Gold Star or Skyline?

If you don't know what I'm talking about, you likely have never had Cincinnati Chili. According to my husband, I botched his experience by calling it Chili to begin with. As a Texan, he has VERY serious notions about Chili. What it isn't, never has been and never will...

I Need Sanctuary. Call Me a Hater.

I Need Sanctuary. Call Me a Hater.

First of all, that is a STUPID term. Hater. However, I will tell you, I became as close to being a "hater" as I could on Sunday. We were in church, and it happened to be family day so our two eldest were in "big church" with us. Our daughter left briefly and returned...

Gentleman … Gentle Man- Is One Sufficient?

I don't believe so. I have known the classic gentleman with all the courtly and genteel behavior in public ... though he is anything but a gentle man in private. For this "gentleman" it is nothing more than a show, a bid for applause or acknowledgement and not an...

Brunch for the Bunch! Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos 1 lb. ground beef (I use 90/10) This is optional- one entire package of hot Italian sausage- Jimmy Dean or the like is fine Simply Potatoes hash browns (they have a few varieties and shapes of breakfast potatoes so pick the one you prefer- another...

Women Help Women? Ha!

I'm often reminded of a book by Susan Faludi called, "Backlash." While it's over twenty-years old, her hypothesis on many different societal realities linger in my mind. One such is where the deep-seated competition among women comes from. I will try to recall, as...

Well (ness), this is My First New Post in YEARS!

Where have I been? Great question. The past few years I've taken time off to RE articulate the purpose of this blog. Initially, my literary agent asked me to start a blog to test drive content for a book. The book was called, (and still is) The So Very Clever Girls...