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HALLOWEEN CONTEST – VOTE!

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         THIS MONTH I’VE BEEN SCOURING THE VILLAGE FOR GREAT HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS – THE NEIGHBORS ARE RESTLESS (AND CREATIVE – VOTE YOUR FAVORITE (disclaimer: frog below discovered  in photographer’s house)          

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OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT OUR CHILDREN…

Call me Saint Francis of Suburbia. My back yard is an official Natural Habitat. It’s easy. Go online, check off: Feeders, Water, Trees, and the like, pay $25 (yard flag) up to $100-plus (a bronze plaque) I went with the … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS – a mother speaks

I’m crying as I write this. This past Easter Sunday – visiting hours at Peachford Hospital. I am alone. My son, 26, unshaven, shaking, in flip-flops and torn clothes he slept in, sits alone at a table, peeling a tangerine. … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND EMBRACE BEING ALONE (even on your birthday)

“Since I gave up all hope, I feel so much better” – anonymous   I write this on my 61st birthday. I chose to be alone, and fled to the wilderness. Rather than dancing at a drunken Bacchanal or a romantic … Continue reading

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BRIEF CANDLES – AN HOUR ONSTAGE

At the end of life, the very old shrink into child-size imitations of the towering adults their children knew. Not my parents, I would have thought as a child, if I’d ever imagined such a thing. Not my parents. Those … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Color

I dreamed that all was yellow inside their windows a pale meringue light beamed in summer kitchens morning, forever, morning Girls in sweet sun-frocks twirled lemon-laced skirts for buttoned-up, tucked-in boys The sweet-acid taste of first loves hover above, yet … Continue reading

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BECOME A MASTER OF YOGA JARGONASANA (A)

YOGA JARGONASANA – Talk the Talk. Free the mind. Leave the ass behind. * No need to consult your doctor to begin this practice. * Simply memorize the phrasing and amaze your friends! * Cliche’s in bold for easy reference* … Continue reading

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READERS’ RAMP-UP CHALLENGE – WHO WILL JOIN ME IN READING THESE TOP 100 BOOKS IN 2015?

Dear Friends, Are you, as I am, reading less these days? In my youth, I read everything. And I mean hard cover books, full price – dozens a year. Maybe 1,000 total! I’m ashamed to say that this year, if … Continue reading

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BASEBALL ADDICTION – A FAMILY TRADITION

                                    ALL IN THE FAMILY         Before ESPN’s round-the-clock coverage of every sport from Extreme Ironing to Bunny Jumping, (both real, … Continue reading

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LOVE/LICE/LIFE LESSONS: Blood sucking parasite heals lousy relationship

Lyn De-Lousing Savannah “I called Suicide Prevention and they put me on hold” – Rodney Dangerfield This is no joke if it happens to you, my friends. Three times I called the Crisis Hotline and three times, they denied me … Continue reading

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