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  • Superlatives

    October 16, 2021 by

    My Friday began at 4:47 a.m. when my sciatic nerve woke me up. I didn’t even know where my sciatic was until 8 days ago. Now we are very well acquainted. Frenemies even. There was no more sleeping after I woke up this morning because there was no sleep position in which my sciatic wasn’t… Read more

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  • Seasons Change

    October 1, 2021 by

    I used to say that Fall was my favorite season. In truth, perhaps it is. But the older I get, the more I believe it is the change of the season that I appreciate, as much as the season itself. I have heard myself say this about all of the seasons. Summer brings long days… Read more

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  • Dinner and a Show

    May 18, 2021 by

    As the kids have become teenagers, it has become easier to get out of the house for an evening. Our instructions are no longer rambling missives to the babysitter with phone numbers for poison control. Our instructions now are called over our shoulders to anyone downstairs within earshot. Saturday night, that wasn’t quite enough. There… Read more

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  • My Credentials

    May 1, 2021 by

    Through the years, a lot of my friends have managed to raise kids and hold down jobs at the same time. I don’t understand this extreme and skillful display of multitasking. I have never been able to do it myself. Those of you out there with this skill, I applaud you. Lately, I can’t even… Read more

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  • Dogs and their human Valentines

    February 14, 2021 by

    Ten years ago, I became friends with a dog on Facebook. I wouldn’t have thought about this again, except that a few days ago, a different dog friendship got the better of me. And that got me to thinking. Dogs are owned by no one.They are the true masters. But back to my Facebook Friend… Read more

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  • 51×51: Moving On

    January 26, 2021 by

    I jumped into the Hillsborough River on December 28. Shortly thereafter, I celebrated turning 50. Turning 50 was a milestone that had initially bothered me. I can’t explain why 50 bothered me and 40 didn’t. I guess we all draw lines in our heads sometimes. I don’t mind gaining a few pounds, but 10 pounds… Read more

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  • 50×50: the exit plan

    December 28, 2020 by

    The day before I turned 50, I leaped into the Hillsborough River.Intentionally.Nothing was chasing me except the clock. I have watched the Hillsborough River snake through my back yard for more than 6 years now. I have always wanted to jump into it. You have to pick your time slots carefully, however, as the river… Read more

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  • Endings

    November 24, 2020 by

    I hate endings. I have always hated them. I hate finishing books and movies. I hate the end of a lovely vacation. I’m not even willing to watch a toxic friendship wither without some grieving on the side. I believe my angst from this is part subtraction and part addition. The joy or satisfaction of… Read more

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  • The Magic Show

    August 14, 2020 by

    Dear Andrew, Most of our longest talks were done before you were 10 years old. Now you are 19 and tomorrow you move out. I know we won’t be having a talk then. You are excited, as you should be. You are pulling away and spreading out as you need to. You are growing in… Read more

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