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I wasn’t going to belabor the death of my dog in yet another emotional post. I really wasn’t. But some strange force, not the least bit concerned about overanalyzing personal tragedy in a public forum, took over, and I didn’t have the strength to fight it. The thing is you don’t have to publish everything […]

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It’s mid-November, the landscape is bursting with color, with the holidays right around the corner. This is normally my favorite time of year but today I find myself in need of silence and mourning. Our beloved dog of twelve years passed away last night, at home, surrounded by family. He will be dearly missed. Shaggy […]

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​​ I’m sitting in fog so thick it’s as if I’ve landed in an alternative universe, no ceiling or floor to frame my existence, no visible markers to remind me of my position in life (okay, this is sort of my normal state of being, but don’t you think fog is a great manifestation of […]

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What? I’m so glad you asked, but you may want to brace yourself, because I’m trespassing into McGregor’s garden so to speak, and escape might not be possible. I mentioned, covertly, in my last blog (which you may have missed, no judgment) that I’m currently using cannabis products. I’m sure my Mom and Dad are […]

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My humility is constantly being tested. You know what I mean? Sometimes I feel as if I’m St. Lawrence languishing on the barbeque, who is rumored to have said, “stick a fork in me I’m done.”  I’m sure Larry is humored by my abduction of his metaphor, but a person can only take so much, […]

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I’m reading Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, alongside Joan Anderson’s A Year by the Sea, after recently finishing Ann Patchett’s Pulitzer Prize Finalist novel The Dutch House.  What a twisted reading experience if there ever was one, but then again, it’s the beginning of my new life, half of me is enmeshed […]

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I learned to entertain myself early in life. Anyone my age understands this because we didn’t have a lot of distractions in our day. No cell phones, iPads, planned play dates, club sports (if you were a girl), GameBoys, computers, or many television options. Except for Star Trek, of course, and yesterday Captain Kirk actually […]

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain I suppose it is not possible to visit new lands without […]

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I’ve been cruising the Caribbean for the last several days, a post will definitely follow, my cruise mates are probably cringing at the thought, but traveling with a blogger has its detriments. #Deal I don’t have time to write a real post so you’re getting the shitty first draft but at least you’ll know I’m […]