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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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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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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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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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