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Dee Thompson
I love to write, cook, and laugh.
Interests: adoption, watching hgtv and the food channel whenever possible, cooking, movies, reading, writing, all things russian, exploring psychic phenomenon, making my friends laugh
Recent Activity
Every once in a while I will be looking through a box in the garage and find something I haven't seen in years. When it's a photo, particularly a professionally made photo, I get excited. I love old photographs. I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
I have been thinking a lot about what makes up a human body. We are in the time of Lent, when we should be thinking about faith, and thinking about how better to honor God. In the Episcopal Eucharist, which... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
I did 23andMe genetic testing a few years ago at the same time as I got my son tested, and I reviewed the results with interest, but then left it alone. Mom and my brother recently got tested, and so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I grew up in the suburbs, middle class, the child of a banker father and a SAHM [stay at home mom]. We went to church and Sunday school every week. We went to the beach every summer. I didn't know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I love comedy that pushes the envelope. I was buying George Carlin albums in the early 1970's when I could save up my allowance. Brilliant guy, and always pushing comedy boundaries. Ditto for Richard Pryor. There are very few topics... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I was watching a House Hunters show this morning while I finished my breakfast and as sometimes happens, the young woman looking for a house annoyed the living daylights out of me. She was a young lawyer who wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Over a year ago I found the Facebook page for Comfort Farms and decided to reach out to Jon Jackson, the man behind Comfort Farms. Jon was an Army ranger and did 6 tours of Iraq and Afghanistan before being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
My morning routine these days is very different than the routine I have had for most of my adult life. When I was a paralegal, I timed my morning to the nanosecond – showering, fixing breakfast, drinking my tea, dressing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I spotted what has to be the craziest story about a Bridezilla that I have ever read, the other day. This woman insists that all her wedding guests conform to a dress code, and it's based on what they weigh.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I never write about legal topics here on my blog because I am not a lawyer and I wouldn't want anyone to accuse me of trying to give out legal advice. I have a lot of paralegal experience and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I like to cook but I don't like to spend a boatload of time in the kitchen chopping stuff and stressing over some complicated recipe with 500 ingredients. I like fast and easy BUT tasty food. So I have decided... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I was thinking today how much my mother and grandmother influenced how I talk, and how often I say things I heard them say. They influenced me in every way, but particularly in regard to my speech patterns and language.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Social media blew up the other day because of the ugly remarks made by a French author named Yann Moix, who said 50 year old women were invisible to him and he was only interested in women much younger --... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Last October, folks voted Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird as America's Best Loved Novel on the final show of PBS' The Great American Read. It is the all-time favorite book of many folks, famous and not so famous. Demi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
My mom and I spent a little time yesterday telling my son how much his Grandpa Tony loved Christmas, and how delightfully childlike he was about it. I wish my dad were here, to wear a silly Santa hat and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
When my parents married in 1957 they had nothing -- no furniture, no kitchen stuff, no nothing. Mom had always lived with her parents. Dad had always lived with his parents or his aunt. They got some good wedding gifts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Have you ever heard a name and blanched in horror?! I have. My own name [Dee] has been a constant hassle, because people always assume it's short for Deirdre or Delilah, and it's not. I come from a long line... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Are you looking for a unique, whimsical, and yet very practical Christmas gift? I invite you to check out Down South House and Home, a wonderful venture run by my friend Stacy Williams Shuker Reece. A few years ago I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I think Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was the first Christmas song I learned. I can still sing all the words. Every year, as a small child, I was thrilled to watch Rudolph on TV and I sat on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Did you know that most small businesses fail within the first year? I remember my teacher in corporate law in paralegal school telling me that, and I found it depressing. I come from a long line of small business owners.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I love to cook. My mom and brother love to cook. So does my son. We are a family that cooks. When there's a potluck, we enjoy figuring out what delicious dish to take. My brother memorized our family pecan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I have stopped counting the number of times I have seen ungrammatical memes on Facebook, or posts or Tweets that use improper English. Somehow, half of the world never learned the difference between "your" and "you're." Comma splices? No problemo.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I am fascinated by military history because my father loved it, and he passed it on to me. I never spend a Veteran's Day ignoring veterans. I always think about the many men in my family who served in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Sometimes life is funny. People complain about how technology has sabotaged all of our personal relationships. I'm sure it has, to some extent. However, sometimes technology can lead to new friendships. I had pretty much stopped making new friends years... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles