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Hello Dark December 10, 2021

Hello dark, you’re not my friend. I can never remember which is daylight savings time – the fall back one or the spring forward one.  Honestly, I don’t care which is which, I just wish we’d quit falling and springing, I don’t like either, they both give me jet lag.  Whichever one makes high noon…

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Targeted Marketing November 19, 2021

As a fifty-one year old woman, I don’t have a lot of use for penile enlargement supplements.  As a person who posts pictures of her dog more often than her kids, I don’t need horse tack or kitty litter.  As someone who has season tickets to the opera, it’s a good bet that I might…

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Topics to Talk About November 6, 2021

My son turned twenty not too long ago, and my daughter is on the verge of eighteen.  I talk about this an annoying amount because it means that in a matter of weeks I can count on my fingers, I won’t have (legal) children anymore.  Oh, don’t get me wrong.  There are bigger problems to…

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Full-Grown Adult October 22, 2021

My son is about to turn 20 and I have some feelings about that.  When other people turn 20, I think, well yeah, he’s an adult, of course he’s 20.  But when Jacob turns 20, I still see the little boy who called blueberries “boobabies” and who peered into a clogged up toilet and diagnosed…

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War Stories October 10, 2021

Let me start out by saying that I do love my husband.  We’ve been married for 22 years now, and I’m hoping for at least 22 more. But. He’s retired, I’m not.  He’s been retired for some time.  I’ve been going to work every day for some time.  He’s got the time to watch YouTube…

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Toxic Positivity September 24, 2021

You know someone like the person I’m about to talk about.  It doesn’t matter what awful thing has just happened, they always have this giant smile on their face and a super cheery attitude.  Car wreck fifteen minutes after mailing off the last payment?  Oh yay!  I get a new car!  Someone died?  Lucky them,…

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Crapola September 11, 2021

If you’re in the market for crapola, you need look no further than my house.  My house is the repository of crapola of all kinds.  We are a department store of crapola.  Housewares?  Look over there.  Women’s lingerie?  Right in that corner.  Tools?  Check out our selection in the garage.  You don’t even want to…

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Book Review — Save the Cat! Writes for TV August 27, 2021

I very much enjoyed the original Save the Cat![1] Book by Blake Snyder.  Although it focused on screenwriting, and I am not a screenwriter, there is something universal about story that made it fascinating to see the concept broken down into its elements. So I was super excited when the good folks at WOW! Women…

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Inbox Zero August 26, 2021

Once upon a time in a land not too far away we wrote letters on a typewriter, using carbon paper if we wanted to keep a copy and Wite-Out[1] if we made a mistake, put them in envelopes with stamps on them, and waited several days for them to be delivered by the United States…

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Baby’s First Apartment August 13, 2021

My son moved into his first apartment a few weeks ago and I had the great privilege of helping him set it up.  I thought it would be fun to watch him take this giant leap towards actual adulthood. I remember doing that myself, back in the early 90s.  I collected cast-off furniture from wherever…

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