Donna Smaldone
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Tuesday / July 31 / 2012

When it’s okay to deceive your spouse

The look on Hubs' face when confronted with my deception...
The look on Hubs’ face when confronted with my deception…

I have a confession to make. For the past two-and-a-half months, I have been lying to my husband. It hasn’t been easy, mind you. Skip-n-I share everything. We keep no secrets. None.

Except for this one. And friends, it was a big one… Read the full story…

Friday / July 27 / 2012

What it feels like to be on fire

Our blazing campfire at Rogers Rock in Lake George, New York -- courtesy of my iPhone (July 10, 2012)
Our blazing campfire at Rogers Rock in Lake George, New York — courtesy of my iPhone (July 10, 2012)

When you walk around with a shocking burn scar on your leg, people wonder how you got it. When you explain you were trapped in a burning car and your leg was on fire, people wonder what it felt like. This is human curiosity.

People say things to me like, “I once burned myself touching the oven rack Read the full story…

Wednesday / July 25 / 2012

How long does it take to fall in love?

Skip-n-Donna at Rock, Inc.'s debut gig -- June 16, 2012 (photo by George Laing, Facebook.com/glaingphoto)
Skip-n-Donna at Rock, Inc.’s debut gig — June 16, 2012 (photo by George Laing, Facebook.com/glaingphoto)

Q:  How long does it take to fall in love?
A:  About a fifth of a second, according to UberFacts (featuring unimportant things you’ll never need to know.)

Yes, I’m cognizant I just gave away the answer in the first 10 seconds. So, here’s hoping you’ll stick around for the rest of the post!

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Saturday / July 14 / 2012

Take what you need

Remember in college when you’d hang posters around campus letting people know what you needed and what you were trying to unload? Books, mini-fridges, roommates. This was before social media, smart phones, or cellular devices at all. It was the college version of a garage sale.

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