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The theory behind This Side of Perfect

Do you look around my blog and think wonder where the title came from?

It's been through several name changes: Woman Within, Horizontal Yo-Yo, and finally, This Side of Perfect. I loved the name so much, I actually bought the domain name!

I think the tagline pretty much says it all, but it has come to my attention that some people might think the idea of highlighting when things aren't going right rather depressing. And maybe to some it is. But in the video (my first - be kind!), I explain what blogging means to me and why I chose to go this route rather than a buttoned-up and beautiful version of life outlined on the net via a blog.

Watch. Ponder. Comment.

Until next time,

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What can an iPhone do for you?

Testing. The question is: can you post a blog post from your iPhone using only voice chat? Well, let's find out, shall we?

The answer is yes you can! I'd like to thank my friend Paola for the little tidbit of information about the Blogger mobile app. This adds a whole dimension to blog posts!

Until next time...

What a difference a year makes...or not

I love going back and rereading what I wrote. I find that when I first started my blog, my writing had a different vibe to it than it does now. In many ways, I feel it doesn't have the creative bend that it used to and I attribute much of this to the fact that I've been writing research papers for the past four years.

I went back and reread my first blog post of 2012 (you can read it here). Amazingly, not much has changed, while at the same time, everything has changed.


TMB lost his job just a few days after Christmas last year. Luckily, a couple of weeks later, he was able to find a job. It is a job he enjoys and while the pay is less, so is the stress. In the grand scheme of things, less stress and having a job you like is what it is all about.I gave up my position with the school in May in order to complete my student teaching. I have and am now a college graduate! I've also been offered another para position at a local elementary school. While it is not a teaching posi…