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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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Waiting for the Tree of Knowledge to Spread a Few Branches My Way

I have so many questions about this strange life of mine and the even stranger world that surrounds me–and so few legitimate answers.  I keep waiting for wisdom to find me and unravel the mysteries that continue to plague and … Continue reading

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Conquering My Fears in Room 101: Step I

“You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.” –O’Brien, speaking to Winston Smith, … Continue reading

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Weird Thoughts at 2 A.M.

For the last several months (years, it seems), I have struggled with almost nightly bouts of insomnia.  Oh, I usually have no trouble falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow (unless the snoring grizzly who shares my … Continue reading

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Emptying the Junk Drawer in My Brain

My family is important to me.  So are my friends, my students, my career and my health–and, Lord knows, I spend a tremendous amount of time, energy and effort worrying and fretting over these aspects of my life, especially when … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within Is One Mean Mama

“Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That’s the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim.”–Captain Kirk (from Star Trek: The Original Series, “Elaan of Troyius” episode) From the first season of Star Trek, way … Continue reading

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Leaping Out of the Comfort Zone

I am a creature of habit.  Sometimes I fantasize about leading an exciting life as a crazy, spontaneous, thrill-seeking adventurer … hopping on a plane with just my carry-on and my laptop, headed off for the museums, side streets and sidewalk … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Common Sense … Hello, Bathroom Floor

Sometimes common sense eludes me.  Completely.  I mean, every now and then I can be barreling right along–usually with my mouth wide open–before I even realize that common sense has ducked gleefully behind the nearest obstacle, just waiting to see what kind of foolishness … Continue reading

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For Brave Men Only

“To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little.  To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.”–Helen Rowland I doubt … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Go ‘Hmm …’

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.  ~Tom Wilson When I was a young woman (let’s say, in my 40’s), I knew I still had a lot to learn about this life and this world … Continue reading

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