Author Profile: Kobi Shaw

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Kobi Shaw is a mom, actress, professional juggler and the voice of solid waste. Click here if you'd like to hire her to juggle for you!
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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 December 2010
Stats: 15,665 views and 1 Comment

People take great pride in their Christmas trees, whether they be real or artificial. Colored or white lights? Bows and ribbons, or strings of beads? The possibilities are endless.

The Old Boyfriend Tour
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 December 2010
Stats: 7,649 views and 1 Comment

While visiting my family for a week, I managed to see three different exes. These reunions were not merely happenstance. They were planned and pleasant experiences.

Playing in Traffic with Jay Leno
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 November 2010
Stats: 4,123 views and 6 Comments

I have a friend whose mantra is ““If you want to get hit, go play in traffic.”” When economic recession swooped in, my husband and I decided to play in traffic — and we got hit.

Are You There, God? It’s Me and I’m Confused
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 13 September 2010
Stats: 3,862 views and 1 Comment

Some people test-drive a few cars before making a down payment. This was the approach I took towards religion. I tried them all, and I still don’t know what I’m doing.

Let Me Sleep On It
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 July 2010
Stats: 9,274 views and 7 Comments

I want a good night’s sleep. Not a drug-induced kind of sleep. Just a natural, quiet, uneventful type of slumber. But outside influences too often get between me and Mr. Sandman.

Life Upon the Wicked Stage with Mom
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 1 July 2010
Stats: 4,007 views and 4 Comments

I was always an artsy type, a complete mystery to the rest of my athletic family. But when I was in high school, my “Joe Jock” father made the ultimate sacrifice and performed alongside me in a show.

The Games That People Play
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 May 2010
Stats: 7,341 views and 6 Comments

I couldn’t wait to share my favorite board games with my kids. I was certain they would love them the same way I did. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened.

Life in the Fast Lane (Behind a Slow-Moving Vehicle)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 April 2010
Stats: 40,760 views and 7 Comments

I live in a town of 1,100 people. To be more accurate, I reside eight miles outside of town and my nearest neighbors are a quarter of a mile away. Those neighbors are cows.

And Then I Did What?
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 April 2010
Stats: 4,090 views and 3 Comments

Surrounded by family members, the stories start to fly. A number of these stories involves me and that’s where problems arise, because my mother and I tend to remember stories differently.

Allow Me to Vent
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 March 2010
Stats: 3,706 views and 3 Comments

There always seems to be some family heirloom that people fight over, whether it’s for the financial value of the object or for sentimental reasons. In my husband’s family, that object is Hector, a ventriloquist’s dummy.