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Woo-Woo World
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On the heels of my Summer of Linda, the travel bug bit me again. This time, I drove to Sedona, AZ, for a three-day vacay with JB and DB, two women I met 36 years ago when, armed with a master’s degree and a can-do attitude, I jumped onto the corporate hamster wheel. Back then […]

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Catch and Release

Guys with fish pics on their Tinder accounts are not typically my go-to choices for dates. You know the type–big, grinning guys showing off their trophies like some Cap’n Ahab (a shout out to Melville fans!). When I told the BF, a guy I met last year who included a fishing conquest in his profile […]

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The Summer of Linda
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Having recently celebrated a birthday in grand style (Alpha J pulled out the stops and with my other dear peeps, orchestrated a surprise party at my fave restaurant), I can’t help but think back to my last big bday, the one that ended in a zero. Married 27 years at that point, my husband, mr. […]

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Karma and Kindness
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“She has her grief and care, yeah, yeah, yeah But the soft words they are spoke so gentle, yeah It makes it easier, easier to bear, yeah You won’t regret it no, no… Young girls they don’t forget it Love is their whole happiness… But it’s all so easy All you got to do is […]

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KARMA, Baby!
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I used to muse about my ex, mr. invisible, getting hit by a truck, a swift and sloppy ending to a life that appeared well-lived–but was not. When I would actually verbalize my thoughts of his untimely end, my friends warned me about bad karma and the boomerang theory–wish it for someone else, and it […]

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Living Apart Together
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My good gal pal Big T joined me for yoga this morning. As we rolled our mats out and sat cross-legged before class began, she spotted a tall, slender, sliver-haired, pleasant faced man in the row ahead of us wearing a trendy LuluLemon zip top and shorts. “Wow, who’s that?” she asked in the way […]

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True Love
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“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” The late, […]

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Supply and Demand
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Dating after the age of 50 has us concerned about our crow’s feet, muffin tops, boob droop or as the late, great Nora Ephron so elegantly fretted, “I feel bad about my neck.” One of my favorite lady peeps, Big T (for BIG personality and opinions), says, “There’s not enough lube at Walmart to make […]

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My Truth
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I had lunch a couple of weeks ago with a new man whose past intersects with mine since we both have roots in the same midwestern city. As our first date was winding down, he asked if I wanted to continue the journey and see a movie. We’d spent four hours getting to know one […]

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Fresh Details
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Where do the years go? My peeps and I share this lament often, making us sound, well, our age I guess. I blinked and it was 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog according to Chinese astrologers. What’s that mean for me, born in the Year of the Snake? According to said astrologers, it will […]

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