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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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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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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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Out of the blue
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“Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.” Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner,” a heartbreakingly beautiful […]

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Collateral Damage
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Collateral damage: Injury inflicted on something other than an intended target; specifically civilian casualties of a military operation. As Hurricane Irma cut her deadly swath across the Caribbean and headed straight for south Florida, I was on high alert like those crazy storm chasers. Since I’m clear across the country, all wrapped up in the […]

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Latitude
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Latitude: scope for freedom of action or thought; synonyms –freedom, scope, leeway, space, breathing space, flexibility, liberty, independence, free rein, license, room to maneuver, elbow room, wiggle room, freedom of action, as in “she gave him a lot of latitude” Out last night to a delicious dinner at a favorite bistro with a delightful lesbian […]

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Uncharted
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“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” Former President Jimmy Carter, our country’s 39th “You get what you settle for.” Thelma and Louise, two of my favorite gals on the big screen. I took a trip last summer to an Idaho resort town where I’d never been before, but a place that […]

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