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Because I want my money back if it doesn’t work out! I want to talk about the most misunderstood word in the world, appetite, one that happens to be essential to our health, happiness, and well-being. My Mom used to say, “once on the lips, forever on the hips,” she was speaking about the consequences […]

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Can we all agree to agree with the inspiration of Rainer Maria Rilke who says as we welcome the New Year may it be full of things that have never been.  Or is that just inviting trouble through our unhinged doors?  Last year I wrote, 2020 The Road to Perdition, ignorantly thinking our hellish circumstances […]

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Feeling my age today, there is a chill deep down in the marrow of my bones, the temperature outside has plummeted, as I swallow back an acidity of fear pushing up from the core of my being.  Cracking the flesh that confines my misgivings as if a walnut, I take the gnarled meat into my […]

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So glad you asked. Larry yells from his office, “Cheryl, come check this out.” I yell back from my room, “Kinda busy.” The thing is I made the piss poor decision, for better or for worse, to clean out my closet right smack in the middle of all the Christmas hubbub. I still have shopping, […]

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“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” ~ James Taylor Decades ago, in my thirties, I was reading Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits for Highly Effective People (who wasn’t), when I stumbled upon an important concept embedded in the description of one of his seven practices. I actually stopped mid-paragraph to […]

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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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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 […]