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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 — A Man Called Ove December 1, 2017

A Man Called Ove: A Novel “A Man Called Ove” is a simple story of a man, Ove, who has a very clear sense of right and wrong. Ove is competent and efficient and hardworking. He is also cranky and curmudgeonly and thinks everyone around him is a nitwit. Which, of course, they largely are.…

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I’m 40 Now October 28, 2017

I’m forty now (Ok, forty-six) A decent age I’ve had my fix Of parties, hoo-has, galas, and more Of drunken evenings on the shore   My worries now Have changed in kind I wonder if I’ve lost my mind If you can see my whiskery chin My sagging butt, my wrinkled grin   My weekends…

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Pokemon Go Home July 17, 2016

Because I am nothing if not a follower of the latest trends, I downloaded Pokemon Go to my phone. For both of you out there who are even more behind the times than I am and who don’t know exactly what this Pokemon Go thing is, I will do my best, in my middle aged…

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My Funeral January 31, 2016

    Right about the time I graduated from college, my friends started getting engaged.  It got to the point where every week there was either an engagement, a shower, or a wedding.  This was what my social life was: pretending to care when someone unwrapped a Mr. Coffee, elbowing other women wearing uncomfortable dresses…

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I’m Too Old for Overtime March 1, 2015

I watched the Duke Blue Devil/UNC Tar Heel college basketball game the other night.  As a Duke alum, I’m pretty sure I signed something upon graduation saying that they could take away my diploma if I didn’t watch this game.  Which is fair enough, because I would never not watch it on purpose. Due to…

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