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Love You Bunches

When I choose my nail polish, I buy it because of the name, not the color. I own colors like “I’m not Really a Waitress,” “Do You Lilac It,” and, even “Exotic Birds Don’t Tweet,” not because they look good … Continue reading

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We Can Do Hard Things

We Can Do Hard Things In the beginning, I joked. I called it CORONA-cation. Years ago, we had SWINE-cation with the Swine Flu. The day Superintendent Timothy put Park City School District under quarantine, my principal and I drove to … Continue reading

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MOMversation about Men and Murder

MOMversation about Men and Murder or, Why I Should Date Women 29 June 2019 On Saturdays, mom visits Helen at Salon Enchante. Helen is renowned for her skill with thinning gray hair. No one can insert rollers and get someone … Continue reading

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In the School Parking Lot

Today, Monday, after school, my friend, my colleague was strapping her son into their Toyota minivan. I stopped. Friend: What are you going to do now? Me: I’m debating about going to Food Town. Friend: Don’t do that. Go home. … Continue reading

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Another Mom-versation

Driving to mom’s fluff-n-fold. MOM:  What are you wearing? ME:  A dress. MOM:  Does it zip on both sides? ME:  Yes. MOM:  So, you have to zip it from the bottom? ME:  No. I just pull it over my head. … Continue reading

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11 Things I Did Not Know about Getting Old

11.  Always order the expensive glass of wine. At 47, I can’t drink more than one without getting a headache. 10.  Arthritis.  It’s a real thing. 9.  Physical therapists are super heroes sans capes. 8.  Acne is still a thing. … Continue reading

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Can Openers for Old People

Arriving home from school is an adventure. When I press the garage door button, the dogs perk up, rush the laundry room door and bark “hello.” I back into the garage, shut off the Element and put the garage door … Continue reading

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MOM-versation about G-Ma-ing the Dogs

Booker T. Washington is having a stay-cation at his G-ma’s house. Growing up, my brother, Jeff, always (and I mean that literally) stayed at my Nana’s house. One night, I planned to sleepover. But, when mom came to tuck me … Continue reading

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And in the End

2017 And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make January The Hooker Horde celebrated snow and Princess’ tenth birthday. Our Berner Bunch of Buddies cheered for us. Somehow, Princess overcame the odds. Even … Continue reading

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My Year of No Shopping Starts Today

In a piece by Ann Patchett published in the New York Times, Patchett tells the story of her friend who made a conscious decision that she had enough stuff.  For one year, her friend did not buy shoes, clothes, jewelry or purses. … Continue reading

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