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7 Questions With an Author: Donna Cavanagh

Author, blogger, comedy writer, podcaster - Donna Cavanagh

This is another installment of the “7 Questions With an Author…” series, featuring writer Donna Cavanagh. Donna is a personal friend, a gifted writer and founder of the web sites HumorOutcasts.com and HumorOutcasts Press. Her latest book, A Canine’s Guide to the Good Life, was “written” by her two dogs, Frankie and LuLu, and is a guidebook described as [...]

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Facing the Hills….

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Here’s a great guest post from one of my favorite online writing buddies, Eileen Knowles. She’s funny, insightful and loves coffee as much as me – how can you NOT like somebody like that? If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ======================================================== My family and I recently moved [...]

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7 Questions With an Author: Leon Hayduchok

Author, pastor, blogger and speaker - Leon Hayduchok

It’s another installment of “7 Questions With Author…” and today’s featured writer is Leon Hayduchok, who recently authored his first book titled Dying to Control. Leon began his professional career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, LLP before earning his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and founding Cornerstone Community Church in Utica, NY. After pastoring Cornerstone [...]

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Committed to Keeping My Kids Uncool

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In elementary school, I had a pair of hand-me-down pants from one of my older sisters that I hated wearing. To be clear, this school-age cross-dressing was imposed by my parents as a cost saving measure since they had five kids to clothe and feed. Being that I had two older sisters, 50 percent of [...]

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3 Painful Lessons About Practice

My medal for completing the 2013 Frederick Half Marathon

Four weeks ago I ran and completed the 2013 Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon – a 13.1 mile jaunt through the highways and byways of Frederick County Maryland. Now mind you, the last time I had run a distance that far was early last summer before the birth of our son. Even though I’m in [...]

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Dads with Daughters: Do You Know This?

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Here’s a guest post from a great writer and e-friend, Joana Hyatt. She is an author and speaker who focuses on dating, and relationship issues – she’s one of my favorites! If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ============================== Standing in line at a coffee shop the [...]

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How I Lost 30 lbs in six months….

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I’ve written a few times on this blog about the scary heart issue that I had toward the end of last year and my subsequent overnight in the hospital emergency room. I also wrote about the ongoing fight I’ve been forced to face against myself to lose 40 pounds at the recommendation of my cardiologist. [...]

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Belated Memorial Day With Cleverbot

Cleverbot is a not-so-clever (but mildly entertaining) software program that learns

One of the more popular features here on The Daily ReTORt are my conversations with Cleverbot. What’s Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) software  that supposedly learns by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. I’ve never found Cleverbot to be intelligent in the purest definition of the word; however, interacting with this [...]

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5 Ways to Get Stuff Done

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Here’s a guest post from writer, Rachel Thomas who writes about kids and family issues over on her web site www.babysitting.net . If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ========================== I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have fun and waste time then actually get things [...]

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This Post is Good to the Last Drop

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I’m not gonna lie – I am a coffee addict. Whether you call it a cup of joe, lava from java, battery acid, decoction, forty weight or demitasse – I love it all (to my shame). I blame my days as an early morning radio news sidekick where I’d be up by 4:30 am each [...]

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