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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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Wabi-sabi
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Wabi-sabi is Japanese for perfect-imperfect: Rooted in Zen Buddhism, it refers to finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. I’ve spent much of the last three years examining my imperfect life–one that I knew wasn’t perfect, but one that I’d convinced myself was content and fulfilling. Know what I mean? I’d given […]
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Mamma Mia!!
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“When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark.” — From author John Irving’s novel, Until I Find You “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” — Comedian Milton Berle To all the mothers, stepmoms, surrogates and nurturers out there, whether young or “seasoned,” […]
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Socially Unconscious
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In a phone call with my DD, darling daughter, this morning, we talk about her work, our upcoming Christmas trip to the beach and the comings and goings of her busy family, including my three grandbabies. My oldest grandchild is a six-year-old girl I’ll call Wee for the blog, and the younger two are boys, […]
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