Tamára Lunardo

Author & Editor

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Friday

12

September 2014

2

COMMENTS

What Your Selfie REALLY Says About You

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My tween daughter shared a selfie on Facebook, and what caught me was her eyes. The comments rolled in — “gorgeous! so pretty!” — and they were true. But they didn’t tell her the whole truth. So I will. Join me at A Deeper Story today to learn what your selfie REALLY says about you.

Monday

4

June 2012

68

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Dear Thong: A Break-up Letter

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Dear Thong, I think we both know this has been a long time coming. I tried to love you; I really did. But– and I know this is harsh– I really don’t even like you at all. And it’s not me; it’s you. I tried for years to pretend things were okay with us– I went about my business, usually with other undergarments, and you turned a blind eye, keeping to yourself in the back of the underwear drawer. But we were never really okay, were we? Sure, I’d turn to you when I felt like the occasion really called for […]

Tuesday

28

February 2012

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Aw, Hey, Fella

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Aw, hey, fella– I heard you were havin’ A real hard time. All those naughty gals, Sitting at the front of the bus– Gosh, how coudja Turn your eyes away? So much safer To just put ’em in the back. Aw, hey, fella– Whatcha gonna do When a pretty lady’s Not ashamed of what she’s got? Better let her know Just what nasty names you’re thinkin’ ‘Cause it’s so much easier Than changing whatcha think. Aw, hey, fella– You just can’t help it; You gents are visual creatures. And gosh, gee, fella– We gals are mental creatures. You really oughta […]

Tuesday

3

January 2012

146

COMMENTS

I’ve Never

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In the semester of college before I got knocked up, my roommates and I liked to play a popular drinking game called “I’ve Never.” We’d go around the room and say something we’d never done; anyone who had done it had to take a sip. It was a chance to force your friends to tattle on themselves, to dig up dirt, to have a laugh, and, mostly, to get drunk off your ass. Probably no one who reads this blog with any frequency is surprised to learn I played this game; perhaps you’re not even surprised I talked my parents […]

Wednesday

19

October 2011

18

COMMENTS

Rent

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Its latest incarnation began as a Facebook thread in which my friend Joy asked whether any female bloggers might be able to use tickets to a popular women’s conference. Tamara: Well, I’m close enough, but I’m afraid Christian women’s conferences make me a little belligerent. 😯 Joy: HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I’d love to read the post you’d write about it. 😀 Tamara: Well, dang. Maybe I should go. Just for kicks & blog posts. 😉 Joy: I went to the [passive-aggressive sounding]conference last year. (What kind of name is that? It sounds hokey outside the church.)  Anyway, it was better than I […]

Friday

7

October 2011

93

COMMENTS

Grab Somebody Sexy, Tell ‘Em What?!

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Thanks to the premature and highly inconvenient demise of my car’s CD player, coupled with my inability to drive without a soundtrack,  I’ve been forced to listen to the radio lately. This has resulted in repeated brain pukes as well as frequent outbursts of exasperation. (One of my two-year olds recently announced, “I don’t like this song!” and her twin demanded, “Put on Chuck Ragan!” For my part, I usually just threaten the radio with death.) It has also resulted in slight alarm. When I started paying attention to some of the abundant lyrics about the dating scene, I wondered […]

Tuesday

27

September 2011

618

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Please Stop Just Sayin’

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This post was Freshly Pressed on Thursday, September 29! I love reading all your comments but can’t possibly reply to them all. Thank you so much for taking time to read and comment, and special thanks to all of you who are subscribing to the blog, following me on Twitter, and liking my Facebook page! –Tamara ________________________________________________________ Much as I enjoy pop culture, I tire of its obnoxious words and phrases. Here, several I could do without: Just sayin’. If you’d stopped one sentence short, you would have been just saying exactly what it was you wanted to say. As […]

Friday

23

September 2011

47

COMMENTS

What We’re Worth: A Community Collection

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Since I published my original post, “What’s a Girl Worth?“, and called for community responses to the issues it raised of worth and doubt, people have been test-touching and wincing at memories, wrestling emotions into prose, braving bare exposure, and still, somehow, finding the buoyancy to reach out to encourage others to do the very same, very difficult things. I can’t help but believe the outcome will be marvelous. If you are contributing to this community collection, I hope the writing of your story brought you catharsis or conviction. If you have ever doubted your worth, I hope you will […]

Monday

19

September 2011

17

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What’s a Girl Worth?

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I was 13– Excited to be out late at Denny’s with my friends, talking and laughing, effervescent, carefree. He was much older, at least in his 30s, but he zeroed in on me. He leered, scruffy face so close, stinking drunk, and he loud-whispered words I’d never heard about what he wanted to do to me. He said he would make me quiver, and he did. Just not the way he meant. I sought comfort from two women I thought would understand, but they could only see the moment through their own dark-tinted lenses. My experience wasn’t as bad as […]

Thursday

18

August 2011

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30 Days of Vegetarianism, To Go

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When it occurred to me that the conference in Maryland I was going to attend as part of my church’s worship team would fall within my 30 days of vegetarianism, my primary concern was that my friends were going to enjoy crab cakes without me. Well, that’s not true: My primary concern was that my friends were going to enjoy crab cakes, and my inability to delight in others’ joy amidst my own suffering was going to unmask my very bad attitude toward my fellow Christian, greater humanity, and life in general. So, knowing my propensity toward self-indulgent moodiness and […]

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