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By Anonym 19 Sep

Joan Bauer

There they were, the movers and shakers of Benjamin Franklin Hight - the sports stars, the cheerleaders, the good, the great, the gorgeous - bent over their pizzas. Trish sensed my angst and said, "My mother says girls like Lisa Shooty get the ultimate curse known to man." "What's that?" "Too much too soon." I looked at poor, cursed Lisa who had been sprayed with sex appeal at birth. She had gleaming teeth and long, raven-black curls. She threw back her head and laughed with diamond-studded joy. "When do you think the curse takes effect?" I asked. "Not in our lifetime," Trish answered.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

Teenagers are like bees at night, I think. We don't like waking up and we don't always get with the program immediately, but once we figure out our mission, we'll see it through.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

A heart will say amazing things if it's given half a chance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

You cannot measure the loss of a human life. It's all the things a person was, all their dreams, all the people who loved them, all they hoped to be and could give back to the world.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joan Bauer

What kind of kids live in Mulhoney, Wisconsin? Would they like me? Would I like them? Have they ever eaten sushi? That's usually how I determine food sophistication. Maybe a personal ad would get the ball rolling: Insightful, hardworking, 16-year-old girl, emotionally generous and witty, seeks friend/pal/chum to while away meaningful hours. Picky eaters need not reply.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

If she's really psychic," Zack said when he saw Tanisha's photo at school, "why does she need a doorbell?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joan Bauer

Woe unto you when all men speak well of you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

I'll tell you something about tough things. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you'll find the way through. On the Food Network they have these shows where cooks have to put a meal together with all these weird ingredients. That's a lot like my life-dealing with things you wouldn't think ever go together. But a good cook can make the best meal out of the craziest combinations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

Will we have bodyguards?" "We're not quite set up for that. But with all these mothers, you don't need them.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Joan Bauer

Now I see that it isn't the problems along the way that make us or break us. It's how we learn to stand and face them that makes the difference.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

Toys "R" Us. Zack put on a wool cap and sunglasses. "You look like a bank robber," I observed. "No toy is safe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

Sometimes just getting up in the morning and standing at the gate can bring the gate down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

i hate leaving places i love i was never at one place long. am i selfish?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

Sometimes the best thing that can happen to a person is to have a puppy lick your face.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

Almost. It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe. I’m hoping hard for that.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joan Bauer

Why do you think, A.J.," they say in unison, "that you find these boys so attractive?" I didn't say that this fiery chemical explosion leaps from somewhere inside me. Parents don't want to hear these things. I shrugged and said nothing. "Maybe you should try sitting on the intensity," Mom suggests, "just until your feelings catch up with reality." "We could chain you to the water heater," Dad offers, "until these little moments pass." You see what I'm up against.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

...motherhood should be like driving a car -- you should have to pass a test before you can do it legally.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

Cope or die.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

You know where we got stuck? We were looking for faithfull, loving and perfect relationships-males who were always glad to see us." "So?" "We already have that!" "What do you mean?" "We've got dogs!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

The problem with the heart is how it can have so many opposite feelings coursing through it all at the same time. It's really an inconsistent thing- appreciating something one minute and hating it the next.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joan Bauer

I flopped on the overstuffed kitchen couch and watched him go. I wondered what would happen to all his films and photographs in the upstairs closet - the documentaries on homelessness and drug addiction, the funny short subjects, the half-finished romantic comedy, the boxes of slice-of-life photographs that spoke volumes about the human condition. I wondered how you stop caring about what you've ached over, sweated over. (Thwonk)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

And we learned that you don't have to be famous or rich or physically healthy to be a leader. You just have to try to be a true person. We learned that helping other people brings out the good in everybody.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

...Difficult relationships come into our lives for a reason. No one would choose them, certainly. But if we let them, they can teach us how to be flexible with others and more forgiving.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

My father always told me that in this world we are going to make a truckload of mistakes, but the best mistake we can ever make is to err on the side of mercy

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

I'm working hard to have a good life. You don't need fancy things to feel good. You can hug a puppy. You can buy a can of paint and surround yourself with color. You can plant a flower and watch it grow. You can decide to trust people, the right people. You can decide to start over and let other people start over, too.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joan Bauer

You don't mince words." "Just garlic.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joan Bauer

Huevos up. Swing up to the window, swing back to Al B. Hall, who says, "Bless you," and would I get him a bottle of Satan's Red-Hot Revenge for the eggs? Sure thing, Pastor.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joan Bauer

When you listen to G. T. Stoop, you understand the importance of being a honorable person, you get charged to fight for the truth, you get angry that so many politicians are playing games with people's trust.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Joan Bauer

Mom has the Touch. She knows what flowers go with what occasions, what hors d'oeuvres work with what people. She believes passionately in the power of food to heal, restore, and stimulate relationships, and she has built a following of loyal customers who really hope she's right. If she's wrong, says Sonia, no one wants to know.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

The choices we make can have lasting consequences.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joan Bauer

You think all teenagers care about are musicians and movie stars? Spend some time in Wisconsin. We'll blow your socks off.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

You've got to love yourself with all your short comings, and you've got to love the world no matter how bad it gets.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

a man who was, as we say in the restaurant business, one taco short of a combo platter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

We've got so much in this life that all we know how to do is want more. So we concentrate on the wrong things-things we can see-as being the measure of a person. We think if we win something big or buy something snazzy it'll make us more than we are. Our hearts know that's not true, but the eyes are powerful.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joan Bauer

We've got so much in this life that all we know how to do is want more. So we concentrate on the wrong things--things we can see--as being the measure of a person. We think if we win something big or buy something snazzy it'll make us more than we are. Our hearts know that's not true, but the eyes are powerful. It's easier to fix on what we can see than listen to the still, small voice of a whispering heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

I've never said this to a girl before." I bit my lip, waiting. "Well..." He looked down. "I'm not sure how to say this." He took a deep breath and announced, "I really like fighting evil with you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

Infatuation cannot be sustained indefinitely, my friend. Love that embraces the entire person is a monumental gift that takes time to grow.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joan Bauer

I nearly tripped over Stieglitz, my dog, a forty-pound black-and-white keeshond (pronounced caze-hawnd) furball. He lunged at me with unbridled glee because the mere sight of my presence always made his day. It's important to have a dog. Dogs love unconditionally. (Thwonk)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

I had taken the photograph from afar (distance being the basic glitch in our relationship), using my Nikon and zoom lens while hiding behind a fake marble pillar. I was hiding because if he knew I'd been secretly photographing him for all these months he would think I was immature, neurotic and obsessive. I'm not. I'm an artist. Artists are always misunderstood.(Thwonk)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Bauer

Everyone needs fudge, Hildy. It's how God helps us cope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

"You could lie to me. You could tell me to be encouraged, that good will triumph over evil.""Good will triumph over evil," said Richard. "Liar.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joan Bauer

Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to be who you are.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joan Bauer

I don't do normal. I have a reputation to uphold. (Thwonk)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joan Bauer

How are things with you, sir?" "Fine." He says it flat."Coffee black. BLT." Now my heart tells me this guy needs more in life, so I take a short. "You ever had a cheese burger with grilled onions and mushrooms on pumpernickel, sir?" That takes a minute to sink in. Then he slaps the counter, grinning. "Bring it on." I sense he needs more. "You want a malt with that, by any chance?" He did, of course. "Chocolate," he says, beaming like a kid. Now he's loosening up. It's a privilege to touch humanity in such a fashion.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joan Bauer

You don't understand the power of loss when it first hits you like a baseball coming fast from an out-of-control pitcher....It's the third day after an injury when the pain really starts to throb.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

Words are such powerful things. We can rip somebody apart with them, we can write words down that can forever hurt another person. We can use them to tell stories and lies. We can misquote them and change what other people said to make ourselves look good.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

Mom has the Touch. She knows what flowers go with what occasions, what hors d'oeuvres work with what people. She believes passionately in the power of food to heal, restore, and stimulate relationships, and she has built a following of loyal customers who really hope she's right. If she's wrong, says Sonia, no one wants to know. (Thwonk)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Bauer

Staring down hard truth takes guts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Bauer

When you can carry five full dinner platters on your left arm, you should be able to vote, even if you're not eighteen.