I watched my 12-year-old nephew hold on to the handle on the left front side of the casket, and that’s when I couldn’t hold it any longer. The tears flowed hot and fast as I thought about how different the lives of he and my teen niece would be without their mother.

Today my former sister-in-law was buried, at age 35. Those words I just used to describe my relationship to her don’t tell the whole story–she was like a sister, and treated me and my family so well after the complicated and unpleasant divorce between her and my older brother.

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Well, who woulda’ thunk it? Jay Leno has a seed of family value righteousness planted in him, much to shy Vin Diesel’s slight embarassment.

Vin was on the Tonight Show a couple of weeks ago, (check out http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/video/clips/vin-diesel-033009/1076924/ for the clip) and Jay asked him about his new little baby, born to his very pretty girlfriend. In fact, Vin said she was not just pretty, but a “wonderful woman.”

“So, are you getting married?” Jay asked, innocently.
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I was on AOL.com to read my email. On the AOL homepage surfers are greeted with “information inundation,”  and various news and reading opportunities flash before the user. On this trip, a flash read “One Way to Approach a Woman: One move tells her you’re not confident.” I bit.
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