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Amy Parmenter
Amy Parmenter is an award-winning journalist, blogger, author, and public speaker. She is currently working for NBC Connecticut and CBS/KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia. Parmenter is the founder of – a unique interview-turned-fundraiser series. Her blog, the, is about personal and professional ‘growth’.

Entries by Amy Parmenter

The Doctor Made a Huge Mistake

(10) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 10:20 AM

My mother's friends used to kid... "You get more done before 9 a.m. than I get done in a week!"

She was known for her energy, her positive outlook and her love of life. She'd traveled the world, visiting both Antarctica and the Amazon -- in her 70s. And then,...

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Michele Bachmann's Misstep on Traditional Values

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 8:34 AM

Wow, that waitress looks just like Michele Bachmann. That's literally what I thought as I glanced up at the TV and caught a quick clip of a woman filling Rick Perry's water glass.

Then I did a double take and realized ... that is Michele Bachmann! (Photo

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A No-Win For Paterno

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 1:21 PM

I went to Penn State. Main campus. Two years. And then I transferred because that was all I could take.

All I could take of the school's warped sense of self.

All I could take of a campus culture that would NEVER take the word of a...

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Osama Bin Laden: We Must Never Forget

(2) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 3:09 PM

At first I was elated.

I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

I had long ago stopped believing that Osama bin Laden would be found, let alone killed, unless by chance. I doubted we were even looking for him.

I was captivated with curiosity. What happened? Where...

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The One Thing I Know About Your Life

(10) Comments | Posted December 10, 2010 | 7:40 AM

I want to tell you something that will only be true for one week in my entire life.

Next week I will be 50.

You know what's funny about that?

It sounds old to everyone younger than me -- and young to everyone older.

Yeah, that's hysterical....

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I Don't Always Give To Charity -- And Neither Do You

(60) Comments | Posted December 1, 2010 | 12:33 PM

Update: My generous friends at have offered to match every comment donation -- up to $1000. Start talking!

I pulled up to the drive-thru window at McDonald's this morning, as I do every morning, but before the voice in the box offered to take my order, a...

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The One Thing You Should Learn From Divorce

(21) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 1:37 PM

Before you read any further I think I need to let you know I am not divorced. In fact, I was never even married until I was 44. And I don't have kids. My parents were divorced if that counts for anything. Regardless, I am going to tell you the...

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