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Taking Up Space August 10, 2019

At 6:00 p.m. last Thursday, I wanted to make a right turn from Ponce de Leon Avenue on to Peachtree Street.  If you are not familiar with Atlanta, I will tell you that this intersection is smack in the middle of things and where the historic Fox Theater is located.  It is busy almost always,…

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They’re Leaving Me July 19, 2019

I dropped my daughter off at camp last weekend. This was her 9th summer at camp, so it was a familiar ritual.  You’d think I’d be used to it.  The first time she went she was only seven.  A tiny little girl, so brave and willing.  She pushed me out of her cabin when I…

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Puppy Sitting July 5, 2019

At first, puppy sitting sounded like a treat. My daughter’s friends went out of town for a week and asked if she were interested in puppy sitting their two foundling puppies.  They offered to pay her $100.00 and Marin believed she hit the lottery.  “Mom.  That is SO MUCH MONEY.  I can’t believe they are…

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Book Review and Author Q&A — The Unfaithful Widow June 14, 2019

What would you do if your husband died suddenly and young? Barbara Barth’s husband was a large man.  6’7” and 270 pounds.  When he died, relatively young and relatively suddenly, he left a large hole in her life, both literally and metaphorically.  “The Unfaithful Widow: Fragmented Memoirs of My First Year Alone” is Barbara’s memoir…

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The Scorpion Slayer June 8, 2019

I was puttering around, as I do on weekend mornings when I don’t have plans.  Suddenly my daughter started screaming, “MOM!  MOM!  MOM!” in a manner which indicated that perhaps the world was coming to an end in an especially creative way.  Or, since she’s a teenager, in a manner which indicated some celebrity broke…

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Book Review: She’s a Keeper! May 31, 2019

Some people are just fun to sit around and have a glass of wine with.  Or beer.  Or sweet tea.  Lee St. John is one of them.  Reading “She’s a Keeper!  Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess” is just like sitting in a rocking chair on someone’s front porch with Lee St. John and…

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Larry, Phil, and the Boob Cup May 23, 2019

What made Phil decide to sell a boob cup? Who is this Phil guy anyway? Once upon a time I found myself on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  I wandered into a souvenir shop to kill time and, there amongst the t-shirts and paperweights were coffee mugs and cups.  One particular cup caught…

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True Remorse May 10, 2019

No One Knows True Remorse Like a Dog My dog, Lincoln, knows a handful of words and commands like “Sit” and “Wait” and “Breakfast” and “Treat.”  He’s smart enough to know the sound our phones make when our favorite stalker app, Life360, signals that one of us has arrived home.  He then runs to the…

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