Category Archives: life lessons

Men Are Like Unicorns

In the movie Footloose, filmed here, in Utah, the question “Where have all the good men gone?” was posed. Yesterday, my neighbor asked me the same question. “They don’t exist. They are like unicorns,” I explained. “I’m beginning to think that’s … Continue reading

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Passwords, What’s the Secret?

MOM:  Do you want to know the code for the garage door? ME:  Only if you want me to have it. MOM:  Well, it my difficult to remember. ME:  What is it? MOM:  _ _ _ _ ME:  What does … Continue reading

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My Goldilocks Paradox

Yesterday, Jeff, my big brother, took me to breakfast at Penny Ann’s Cafe. Waiting for my Eggs Benedict with home fries and toast, I snapped a selfie with Jeff. Jeff looked great. His smile was warm and natural. I, on … Continue reading

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My Coffee Cups are Antiques

When I was 22, in 1993, I bought a set of six tea cups from Crate and Barrel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and shipped them back to Salt Lake City. It never occurred to me that something I bought new could … Continue reading

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Gus’ Trust

For three years, Gus lived in a puppy mill. To be honest, I do not and cannot understand what his life was like. I am, even as a rescuer, unable to look at photos from puppy mills. In 2010, he … Continue reading

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Questions from Under the Covers

Questions from Under the Covers   For years, I prided myself on never taking a sick day. What I didn’t realize was that, even though I tried not to breathe on students or colleagues, I was spreading my nasty germs. … Continue reading

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4-Letter Words

We knew we were in trouble if mom said, “Oh! H-E-double. . .” But, she never finished it. At six, thinking I was smarter than my parents, I wrote 4-letter words on paper and delivered to my mother at the … Continue reading

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