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The Long and the (too) Short of it

I consider myself pretty low maintenance. I get my hair cut maybe twice a year. And usually only on impulse. I decided to get a haircut Friday. 586 more words

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Happy New Year!

Now, to me, is the beginning of the new year.

If you live someplace like California, it’s really easy to make a resolution to begin your year in January with an anticipatory to-do list. 269 more words

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How I grew into Mom Jeans and other Aging Tales

I think it’s funny how people my age, and I mean exactly my age, are offended when I reference myself as fifty. I’m not fifty, I’m forty-eight, but really, at this point, what’s the difference? 433 more words

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Bad News

As we were sitting at the table last week reading papers, discussing world politics and planning our TGIWednesday, Dave asked me, “Do you want to know the bad news now?” 504 more words

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Heard any good jokes lately?

Heard any good jokes lately? Heard any great jokes?

What makes a joke great? I think it’s all about the context.
Who’s telling the joke, where they’re telling the joke, why they’re telling the joke, and who they’re telling the joke to. 416 more words

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1, 2, 3... Write!

As I organize my writing office it has come to my attention that the best way, the easiest way, and possibly the most reliable way to get published may be to create a how-to book about writing. 216 more words

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It Takes a Village

Most people are familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

I agree, but I think it’s time to modify it. 184 more words

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