Category Archives: memoir

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I’m Definitely NOT Carrie Bradshaw

Boy Interrupted-Retro Relationship In this episode of Sex and the City, Carrie asks, “When it comes to matters of the heart, did we have it right in high school?” NO. At least, I did not have it right in high school. As … Continue reading

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MOM-versations on Medication #2

When we checked mom into the rehabilitation center, we had the following MOM-versation: NURSE:  Do you wear hearing aids? MOM:  No, but I should. ME: You should have said, “what.” MOM:  What did she say? Lynn, her dear niece, and … Continue reading

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Poop Happens

Poop Happens 14 September 2014   Each year, to re-teach the Elements of Story, I use David Sedaris’, Big Boy. In the story, he visits the powder room and finds a large turd in the toilet. The ensuing battle illustrates … Continue reading

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More from Betty White

I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot! Betty White       When Betty White took the name Hooker and joined the Horde, she strutted right in the front door, jumped on the sofa, and then … Continue reading

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Sweat pant Saturday with Champagne

Sweat pant Saturday with Champagne, Dogs and Fire 6 September 2014     After eleven days of school that include a 5:00 am wake up call from my iPhone singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” it felt juicy and decadent to … Continue reading

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Patience with Puppy Mill Pups

Patience with Puppy Mill Pups I am not patient. It is not a quality I developed. In fact, I stand by Carrie Fisher’s statement that, “the only problem with instant gratification, is that it takes too damn long.” Last month … Continue reading

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Being DEPEND-abled

Being DEPEND-abled   Last weekend, the ladies and I spent quality time, with wine, at the Arts Festival. Since we had not seen each other in a while, conversation turned from school to homes to books and to bad dates. … Continue reading

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Having Faith

Having Faith   Five letters. Monosyllabic. Still, FAITH is a big word.   It is a noun and means “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”   The smallest of her litter, my Bernese Mountain Dog was named “Faith.” … Continue reading

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6 is the Magic Number

Last night, walking with my neighbor, we talked about feeling “overwhelmed.” Someone once told her to make a list of SIX things to accomplish each day. Six is manageable. More than six, becomes overwhelming. I’m trying it today. 1. Feed … Continue reading

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Liquor Laws

Growing up LDS in Utah, the liquor laws that so many complain about were irrelevant to me until I grew up. In the late eighties, to get a drink in a restaurant, one had to get up from the table … Continue reading

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