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Mantras for Old Age

This mantra has a deep, dark black aura, the color of a black hole in space whose gravitational pull is all powerful, completely unavoidable, and ultimately fatal. Just like old age.

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My Bling Fling with Body Holes

I didn’t really miss the earrings because my hair was so big you couldn’t see them anyways, and if I wore dangly earrings they were in danger of bumping into my shoulder pads

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Toilet Paper is Hard to Write On (and other helpful advice)

This is a revelation to me. Or maybe I already knew it but forgot. That happens a lot lately. I guess it might be because I don’t often have the need to write on toilet paper. Maybe because unlike most every poor woman in those cheesy Made for TV movies, I’ve never been abducted by …

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Teach The Children

We should teach the children the truth. Otherwise, we risk raising up a bunch of snowflakes with an elevated view of ourselves, one that minimizes our mistakes and makes them infinitely easier to repeat. Teach them about the Indian Schools, the real cancel culture of our history, and the Trail of Tears. Teach them about …

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Red Wine Fueled Musings of an Embarrassingly Average Senior Lady

I feel so grown up. You see, I’m drinking a glass of wine! All by myself! In front of my laptop! I feel downright Sylvia Plath-ish. I can’t remember the last time I did this. Mainly because I’m two sips in and already feeling it in my head. What a lightweight! Furthermore, this wine is …

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Enfold Yourself in Small Comforts — Live & Learn

A NY Times editorial by Margaret Renkyl. Reblogged from the always inspiring Live & Learn blog by David Kanigan. The scent of sun-dried sheets fresh off the clothesline can completely change my state of mind. Like the sense of well-being that comes over me when a song from my youth is playing on the radio, …

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A World Without Men, Amen

The trees and the clouds are just as beautiful as ever. The mountains just as substantial. The oceans as steady. The stars are as bright …as ever.   The birds, bunnies and bees carry on in the garden with blissful disregard for upheavals in the world of men.   This sense of self that man …

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Pandemics, Proselytizers, Politics and Pollsters

Maybe, as he’s getting closer to death, he is hedging his bets…

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Sheltering in Place: The Natural Order of Things

This got me thinking about how mothers respond to crisis. In most species, they quickly gather their brood under their wings, or in the center of the herd, or back into the den, and they wait out the threat, choosing fight over flight only when it is absolutely necessary.

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If This is Not the Worst Day of Your Life Then Please Shut Up and Go Home

There are no milestones to mark the days. No deadlines to meet. No appointments to keep. Fridays = Shields and Brooks on the Newshour, as always. Fifteen minutes of news commentary that lulls me into believing that the United States is still a tolerant place. Costco opens it’s doors now from 8-9 am for senior …

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