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Sparkling Wine

Sometimes I like sparkling wine and I discovered at Costco of all places, a Kirkland version that I think is actually really good. I prefer a snack with it — cheese and some apple...

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Spelling Counts

Near my house there’s a busy road with a housing development on either side.  Along the way a street intersects — and until recently the dividing road was on one side called Bridal Trail,...

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Impaired Haircut

The other day I called the guy who cuts my hair to see if I could zip in and have him quickly trim my bangs and he didn’t have anything available for a week....

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On The Move

I lived in the same house in the same small town from the time I was very young until I got married.  After that my husband, our children and I happily wandered like vagabonds...

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Let Me Tell You What You Need

After I failed to notice a typo in one of my postings a couple of days ago, someone told me, “You need to edit more carefully.”  It was said in a not-at-all mean way...

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Aggressive Vegetables

When I was going through the grocery store checkout the other day, the person scanning my stuff ouched and winced his way through the artichokes I was buying.  “Some vegetables can be classified as...

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Not So Wild

In my imagination I see myself breezily hiking from Alaska to the tip of Patagonia — in something like three months time. There is no sweat or dirt involved and my thighs are muscular...

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We Aren’t Girls

The other day I offered to compose an insurance-related letter for my husband.  He is an excellent wordsmith and usually enjoys writing but had suffered through a ton of email correspondence already that day,...

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Fair Play

I went to the animal fair, the birds and the beasts were there.  The big baboon, by the light of the moon, was combing his auburn hair.  The monkey, he got drunk — and...

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Garden Gnomes

My husband’s mother loved garden gnomes — those ceramic statues similar to the ones that had a prominent role in “The Full Monty”.  She had two of them that lived inside her condo and...

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