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Names, Names………..

I heard Trevor Noah talking about the rap artist Lizzo, describing how she changed a word in a song when she discovered it was objectionable. His point: Hers is a different generation. She wasn’t...

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GOOOOALL!!!!!!!!!!

Every four years I become a soccer fan. I unabashedly love the World Cup. I’m not such a fanatic that I get up to see games that start at 2 AM in my time...

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Triple A

My husband’s mother got a lot of things confused, even before she was diagnosed with dementia. She made us laugh when one time she very seriously said my husband’s cousin had “joined Triple A”....

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Sister Love

I ran through the woods with my sister chasing me. I was six years old, she was seventeen. I laughed and charged wildly along the trails, dodging branches and rocks, loving the game until...

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September Camping Notes

Camping Notes: September 2022 Just because a restaurant in a beach town advertises it has the best fish and chips on the coast, doesn’t mean it’s true. It turns out miniature rubber chickens are...

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Small Kindnesses

Last week my husband and I sat on a bench at the saltwater beach not far from our house. We admired the view of the Puget Sound and one of the large islands offshore...

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Cat Attack

Let me preface this by saying I have always loved cats and until last year when our last ancient kitty died, have always had at least one and sometimes several of them. I’ve been...

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Stopping to Think

One of my friends was about to reveal a gossipy tidbit to her forty-something daughter. It concerned her ex-husband, who was the daughter’s father. The daughter apparently had a sense of what was coming...

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Black Sheep

Shortly after we moved to eastern Kentucky, I visited my family in northern Wisconsin. I remember stopping in one of the stores in town and the owner asked where I lived. When I said...

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An Unlikely Angel

Last month we sold our house and the night before two back-to-back showings were scheduled, there was a torrential downpour. This wasn’t an ordinary rain. It was something I’d never seen in our thirty-plus...

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