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SELF RELIANCE – ON BIRTHDAYS

(Reposted/ April 12,  20…) April 12, (year intentionally left blank) Today on my 61st birthday, I choose to be alone. I retreat to a cabin, deep in the North Georgia mountains wilderness. To contemplate the meaning of life. To contemplate the … Continue reading

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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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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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