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You Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do

I’ve had so many positive results from acupuncture over the years that I recently encouraged my husband to try it and wasn’t surprised when it worked well for him too.  I also wasn’t surprised...

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Margaret

My husband’s mother died six weeks ago.  She lived to be a hundred years old and endured severe dementia for many years, though her attitude remained positive — she was almost always smiling.  Last...

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

One of my objectives is attempting to eradicate words of regret from my vocabulary.  Coulda, shoulda, woulda? On their way to being erased, I hope. I haven’t yet quite succeeded and I’m trying to...

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Charity

  I used to pass the Salvation Army red kettle collection sites and smile, wish the bell ringers a happy holiday and continue on my way.  Theirs was not my religion.  Thirty years ago...

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Making Lists

I am an unabashed list maker.  If you classify me as OCD, that’s okay — I love the pleasure I get from crossing things off when I accomplish them.  I make lists for:  Things...

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Thanksgiving

In the 1980’s when we lived in Texas and our children were young, we drove to Padre Island for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We camped in the dunes and boiled shrimp on the beach for...

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Powerless

Last week we experienced a devastating wind storm with near-hurricane force winds and I am in the middle of the fifth day with no electricity at home. I have a wood stove that provides...

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Walking, But Not After Midnight

I look forward to walks with my dog — it’s my thinking time — and the other day I fervently wished that I had pinned a “Do Not Disturb” sign on myself.  Shortly after...

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Vanity Release

I was visiting at the hospital yesterday and took a look at the little table that each patient gets — the one that scoots around the room and the table top can be positioned...

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A Child’s View of Death

Years ago while we were visiting my family, my mother headed downtown to get her mail at the post office.  My middle son who was four, decided to walk along and when they got...

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