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You are Here

Where is here? State of confusion…denial…angst?  Oh yeah, that last one. Definitely the last one. There is not much I remember about my childhood. I contracted chicken pox when I was five and we were moving. That was a hassle. Or I was. When you’re five you don’t differentiate that line very well. I also remember having a […]

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Two Bitches – Fear and Panic

“I expect great results.” The charming and jovial doctor sat across from us and smiled. “Everyone I have treated in your shoes has responded positively.” “And how long have you been a doctor?” My husband smiled sheepishly but also, yes, let’s get a read on the extent of “everybody.” Good question, Babe. The doctor looked […]

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Don’t be an Octopus

Disclaimer: It is my understanding octopi are sentient, highly intelligent, and rather remarkable beings. Therefore, the admonishment to avoid imitating this phenomenal creature is metaphorical, mostly. If they just know me better, they will like me. If I give more time and energy, he will love me. There are moments when a great deal of […]

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New Year’s Restoration

While the trend about now is to look to the future and decide to achieve things in the coming new year, I’m thinking about going a slightly different direction. Metaphorically of course. This post is not about a newly discovered worm hole or alternate universe. Sorry. It started with a blog post “Lessons Learned in […]

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If I’m being honest…

Anyone else notice this phrase infiltrating most conversations? “If I’m being honest, I really prefer this restaurant.” Are we starved for this level of honest? But I’ve caught myself saying it, if I’m being honest. Seriously though, it makes me wonder. What is it about our current psychological state that we feel the need to […]

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It’s Time to Let Go!

Top Gun Maverick. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 97%. You read that correctly. 97%! For those of you who didn’t have a stellar math teacher, only 3 out of every 100 people that saw the movie were like, “Meh.” Only 3.   I’m with you 97%. I cried. I cheered. I felt elated. And thank you, Hollywood, […]

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A Female Bedtime Story

Once upon a time, there was a woman. The doctor kept referring to her as a “woman of your age” until numerous witty retorts danced across her face and emblazoned her eyes. He then found a different way to explain to her that she didn’t need her uterus any longer. To this she argued, “What […]

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All I’m askin’

The French have a saying. “Pfffft.” Okay, saying is a stretch. It’s really more a sound of derision–the expulsion of emotion in a puff of hair through the lips. (Seriously, it’s a thing.) Several months ago, the phrase “the new normal” seemed quaint and clever. Isolation. Lockdown. Change. The new normal.  Pffft. We had no idea.  I thought […]

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Unprecedented: adjective

I hope and pray we allow ourselves the space for our opinions to change. I hope and pray that if things do change, we transfer our strength of opinion into strength of community and remember, unprecedented or not, and like it or not, life is only lived out on the bottom floor.

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The Queen’s English

Halloween, at least the American version, has jumped the pond. People put a lit Jack-O-Lantern on their porch and hand out candy to those dressed in costumes. Only they don’t dress in “costumes.” They call it “fancy dress.” We noticed this a couple of weeks ago on an outing. We passed a pub with sandwich […]

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