Category Archives: Humor

What We Really, Really Want

It’s 3 a.m. and I am wide awake—again. I untangle from my sweat-soaked sheets and stumble blindly into the bathroom for the third time since crawling into bed just a few hours earlier. There’s no need to turn on the lights; … Continue reading

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I Would Never Say That

The other night I was reading aloud to my husband an annoying Facebook post one of my friends had made. Very little clouds my mostly sunny disposition these days—and this particular post really had nothing to do with me—but it still … Continue reading

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Baffled and Bewildered … Again

Every time I think my wisdom is finally starting to catch up to my years, little events in my personal life and bigger ones in the crazy world around me suggest I still have much to learn and even more to … Continue reading

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Older than Zip Codes–Yep, That’s Me

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 55 years old. Fifty-five. Years. Old. The double nickel. Halfway through my fifties and skidding downhill toward my . . . I can’t even say it. Holy cow. How in the heck … Continue reading

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Oh Yes, I Can’t

I’m convinced my husband was a motivational speaker in a previous life (maybe a not-so-successful one living in a van down by the river, but still . . . ). Verbal remnants of that previous vocation frequently pepper his conversation–especially … Continue reading

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Mid-Night Ramblings (And You Thought YOU Were Weird)

It used to be (or so it seemed) that my every waking moment was spent trying to fulfill someone else’s needs. When my children were young, mornings were a chaotic rush of cereals poured, animals fed, permission slips signed, backpacks assembled, … Continue reading

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And That’s Why I Could Never Be Married to Me

It was a sunny Friday in May of 1981. A few days away from finishing my student teaching practicum, I had spent a frustrating morning attempting to teach yearbook design and narrative essays to seniors who were past caring about anything more than … Continue reading

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You’ve Done It, Too–Right?

“Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo.”–Scott Adams I know I’m a little unusual, a bit eccentric and–let’s face it–sometimes even downright weird (all of which has been previously well documented). I do inexplicable things that don’t always make sense to others–things that … Continue reading

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Bumfuzzled, Round Two

That hateful demon Insomnia has once more reared its ugly head, depriving me of the rejuvenating slumber that my aging body and mind so desperately need. And all the hours I should be spending in sweet dreams of turtle cheesecakes, … Continue reading

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A Message for Old Man Winter

We should have known it was coming–the “woolly worm” told us so months ago. And if the narrow brown stripe on its woolly little back weren’t enough scientific evidence of the brutality that lay ahead, then the spoon-shaped persimmon seeds … Continue reading

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