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Presents from the Past

My 20th college reunion is right around the corner.  Therefore it’s fitting that I stumbled upon an old spiral notebook that contained a draft of a letter (or you might call it an overwrought meditation) to my boyfriend at the … Continue reading

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Toughness in the Ring

The other day I noticed my engagement ring was broken. There was a crack in the band where it must have been soldered together. Until this split, I hadn’t noticed the seam.  I hadn’t known there was a weak point, … Continue reading

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It’s like Apples and Apples

Every fall, my husband and I go apple picking with our kids in upstate New York.  While most people see this activity as something to do once a year or so, my husband is pretty much obsessed. We go every … Continue reading

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Getting to know

I went to the Apple store last week for a lesson in “getting to know my iPhone.” I have had this device for a few years but, like my son, it is still very much a mystery to me.  No … Continue reading

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The three hour cruise

I should have known. Then again, she always warned against the world should. “Should shouldn’t be in your vocabulary,” my friend Margaret would say.  It was one way she coped with the legacy of her fundamentalist Christian upbringing.  “Should is … Continue reading

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A Plug for Love That Doesn’t Smell Sweet

Jean Stapleton, the acclaimed actress made famous by her portrayal of Edith Bunker in the 70s sitcom All in the Family, died last week. It made me think back to the TV watching of my youth and how the character … Continue reading

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