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A Month Spent Away

I have spent the last month in Costa Rica. A week of that was awash in absolute pandemonium, with 17 children from my daughters school present. It was exhausting, and very compressed. The rest of the time has been spent in a peaceful quiet solitude, mostly walking on beaches. I needed it. Life has given […]

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New Directions

For the last umpteen years (17 to be precise) my life has been dominated by the various neccessities related to raising children. Within short order, they’ll stop attending college part time and head off somewhere full time. They already spend most of their time working, on course, in school, babysitting, on projects, and at various […]

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Quick as a Wink

I have poised and industrious, dignified, competent children. I should be completely over the moon. And honestly, I am. Don’t get me wrong. But a really big part of me wishes they’d go back to being 6 again so we could do the last ten years over again. (Maybe this time with money.) They’re sixteen. […]

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Pseudo-Heroes

There is a famous quote from Washington that I see posted regularly. “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington This quote was researched by a team at Yale several years back. It is entirely apocryphal, appearing in […]

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Pollen, Life and Death

I live right on a beautiful park with a lake and a dog park and a ton of trees, which is normally a good thing, but not right now. Right now, I’m looking out at a beautiful idyllic landscape and cursing it hoarsely. I’m dealing with insufferably bad allergies. I can’t take allergy medications, so I’m stuck with […]

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Allergic to Cement

My life is always about transition. Some people hate change, I can’t stand to be without it. I’ve moved into a bigger house now, right on a park that is in a highly prized neighborhood, and no longer near the water. I lucked out. It’s a great house for the money, and it’s on the park, which […]

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Swimming in the Rain

I am feeling under the weather, but my daily exercise has been a swim in the ocean, so today I took no day off from that. It’s been helping my health. ——— Today the sky is grey. The sand on the beach is reflecting the grey sky back at it, giving the illusion of walking […]

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Thirty six. Already today, a comment about how age is something women are scared of and lie about. Women aren’t all the same person. Placing labels on anyone is your way of ignoring reality. I don’t have this fear, but I can understand it. I will never and have never been the kind of person […]

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