Melanie Gapany

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Nothing to Write Home About

Whenever I watch any of the arguably horrible television shows that entertain me, I always have to tell myself why I even bother watching these things. The acting is always over the top (although I  have mastered that breathy, punctuated, “Im lecturing you” delivery Shonda Rhimes is well known for) and the background stories for many of these characters are seldom believable. Yet, Im always dumbfounded at the capability of television writers to come up with these incredibly  ...

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My Phone Almost Killed Me

A few weeks ago, my phone began to act up. It would shut itself off as soon as unplugged, and ghost type messages to random people in my contact. At one point, it even managed to send about 42 of my unread emails into my archive.  C’est la vie. When I took it in, they told me that the  ...

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Flipping

The truck cut me off so quickly I don’t even remember reacting. Something instinctual in me turned the wheel. It was too sharp. As soon as the car went airborne, the first thing I felt was a strange sense of serenity. They always tell you time slows down when these things happen, and for once,  ...

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THE PUPPY TAKES IT ALL

Recently, we’ve welcomed a new puppy into our home. Brisket, as we have come to call him, is supposedly a mix between a Lancashire Heeler and a Chihuahua…or so we think. Over time, the longer the little thing lives with us, the more I have come to entertain the idea that maybe he is fact part  ...

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It’s a Mad World – Obamapolean

Back in the days of my Livejournal and Blogger, I used to recap current events and random finds I found worthy. Not only did it serve as an outlet for me to voice my opinions and ideas about things, but it also offered a unique opportunity to reach out to people and organizations that would  ...

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LOST IN TRANSLATION: PENNIES AND PENISES

When you come from a family of immigrants, its not surprising that you end up with a lot of friends that are also immigrants. It is also not any more surprising that those friends are often adept in many different languages. While a lot of friends speak Creole, French, or Spanish, some are  ...

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