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Ode to a Varsity Chili Dog May 25, 2018

If you find yourself heading to Atlanta and you post something on social media like, “Going to the ATL – where should I eat?”  9,999 out of 10,000 people who reply will tell you to go to the Varsity.  The Varsity is a fast food joint, I guess, in that it serves hamburgers and hot…

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For the Love of Worry May 17, 2018

My Dad is in the hospital. This, naturally, is cause for alarm, and I worry. My parents live 600 miles away from me, so it isn’t so easy for me to just go and check as often as I’d like. The older my parents get, the more I fret about each thing that occurs. Every…

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Book Review — Nookietown May 4, 2018

Nookietown: A Novel Nookietown is based in Nohquee, NJ. so nicknamed long before the antics that take place in this clever, funny, sexy novel. If you’ve been married for more than a decade, and if you have children, especially if you are a woman, you might likely be intrigued by the premise of this book.…

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Things You’ll Never Hear Me Say April 27, 2018

For years now, I’ve been writing these columns and you’ve been hearing a lot of things I’ve had to say.  I am not sure I will ever run out of rants.  My opinions have changed over time as my horizons have expanded and my viewpoints have matured.  I’ve found myself saying some things that I…

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Book Review — Laugh Out Loud April 20, 2018

Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget Humor is, of course, subjective. What one person thinks is funny, the next person thinks is boring. I have often read books that people tell me are funny, only to leave the without a single chuckle. Conversely, I often find things screamingly hysterical,…

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Pollen Season and Yellow Snow April 14, 2018

In light of record high pollen counts and the glue that has become every bodily fluid I produce, I thought this article from 2016 was worth republishing. I have a superpower.  I can take ordinary grocery items, like lettuce and milk and Little Debbie Snack Cakes, and turn them into pounds and pounds of pollen-induced…

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Book Review — Green and Dying April 6, 2018

Green and Dying: A book of poems April is, as I’m sure you had absolutely no idea, National Poetry Month. In honor of that designation, I am filling my “book review slot” with a review of a book of poems called Green and Dying by one of my multi-talented friends, Teri Foltz. Teri is an…

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Golden Anniversary and Advice March 30, 2018

On April 6, 2018, just a few days from when I am typing this, my parents will have been married for fifty years. Yup, their golden anniversary has arrived. There are a number of miracles at play here. My parents did not have a particularly romantic beginning, though if you know them, you won’t be…

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Essential Tremor March 16, 2018

 This is what happens when I try to hold my book because of my Essential Tremor. As if I weren’t physically awkward enough, as if my weird, clunky walk weren’t enough, and my graceless inability to walk through a doorframe without hitting one side or another with my shoulders weren’t enough, I have been…

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