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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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Twisted Family Values — Book Review and Author Q&A May 3, 2019

Twisted Family Values by V.C. Chickering is a sexy gem of a book that spans generations without ever taking itself too seriously.  The book travels across decades, going from the 70’s to present, and the period details are great fun: if you lived during those times like I did, you’ll enjoy the music, clothing, and…

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Up In Smoke April 25, 2019

For the most part – and I get that this makes me fortunate and privileged – I am well insured enough that a well-placed lightning bolt to a particularly flammable place on the roof of my house would make my life better. Assuming my family and my dog weren’t at home at the time it…

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Metaphorical Filters April 12, 2019

For purposes of writing this article, I just did a search and learned that one should change one’s air conditioning filter in one’s home anywhere from every 30-90 days, depending upon one’s allergies, the dustiness of the air around you, and the amount of gunk you are willing to suck into your lungs to avoid…

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Alpha Mom March 28, 2019

I will grant you that we aren’t the best dog owners on the planet.  I do not mean that we abuse our dog.  Not in any way.  If anything, he’s spoiled.  It’s just that I’m not the greatest dog Mom for the same reasons that I think I’m a pretty good human Mom.  I don’t…

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Hope for Humanity March 15, 2019

Every once in a while,[1] I find myself getting down on the fate of humanity.  If you need any proof of the state of man’s unkindness to fellow man, just spend five minutes on social media or watch your news channel of choice for more than thirty seconds.  It doesn’t help that I finance my…

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