Category Archives: Humor

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie Geek

Is it possible for one person to be middle-aged, a hippie and a geek? Such an odd combination of personas almost seems to be a contradiction, an oxymoron of sorts, but I am living proof that it is, in fact, … Continue reading

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Back When I Wasn’t Old

Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb You know how it is–or, at least, I hope you do. While looking for one misplaced item, you stumble across something else–something long forgotten–and suddenly a switch is flipped, a memory … Continue reading

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In an Almost Perfect World

“Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” ~ Voltaire In a perfect world, weapons of mass destruction would be Tonka trucks in the sandbox and terrorism would be nothing more than ten-year-olds toilet … Continue reading

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Hanging Up the Wonder Woman Cape … For a Little While

“Being a woman is hard work.”–Maya Angelou What makes a woman a woman? Is it the curve of her hips, the scent of her hair, the sparkle in her eyes, the suggestion in her smile? Or is it her generous … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ the Wild Air, Part II

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Outwardly, I may have appeared calm and cool to strangers who knew no better, but appearances are often deceiving. I was a mess. My heart was … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ the Wild Air, Part I

On September 23, 1995,* my husband took possession of his first Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a pearl blue 1996 Dyna Wide Glide. That purchase was the fulfillment of a life-long dream for him, but for me flying down the road on the … Continue reading

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The Little Things . . . And the Big Things, Too

I’m as bad as anyone–and probably worse than most–about not showing daily appreciation for all the goodness in my life.  I get distracted and stressed by all those little annoyances that demand my attention–the piles of dirty laundry in the … Continue reading

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Said No One Ever

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently, then you’ve probably seen those “ecard” cartoons that begin with a seemingly ridiculous statement followed by the comment “said no one ever.” You know, like, “Wow.  That’s a nice lookin’ pair of … Continue reading

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My Mind Has Been a Mess Lately

“You could have all the crazy thoughts you wanted, as long as you smiled and kept them to yourself.” –Mara Purnhagen, Past Midnight My mind has been a mess lately. The teachers and students have all gone home for the … Continue reading

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This Is It: The End of the Beginning

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.–T. S. Eliot (“Little Gidding”) How is it possible that one little day on the … Continue reading

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