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What’s Changed?

What’s Changed?

In the past fifteen months, what’s changed?  The pandemic and 2020’s fallout have been changing me, just when I thought I was too old to change.  Nobody’s ever that old, right?*   I can’t predict for how long these changes will last; but here’s how I am changing for...

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Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property

Discovering unclaimed property in my mother’s name has been unsettling, reacquainting me with feelings of loss, grief and guilt. And yet giving me and my brother with a wee spot of cash from our mom. UNSETTLED  My mother bought a $500.00 insurance policy when she was...

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Here: Read This.

Here: Read This.

Can you imagine visiting with friends and all the conversations began with, Here: Read this?    I am guilty of this sometimes on social media.  When someone expresses so perfectly what I think, if I had even thought about a subject, I want you to know: this is...

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The Days After

The Days After

In the days after a grand celebration of a birthday, I feel like one happy camper. Or should I say, a pirouetting princess chicken? Doug’s card sums it all up! The back-story on why I loved this card: in my one and only ballet debut, I leapt onto the stage, and fell...

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I’ve Lost Count

I’ve Lost Count

I’ve lost count; not of my birthday cards; of my paintings. Today seemed like as good a time as any to do something about the overflow engulfing the mantle, and dresser. I tried sorting and counting. But just when I thought all were properly arranged, I’d find one I...

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Is It Over Yet?

Is It Over Yet?

Is it over yet? This really should be over. Seriously. I am almost two weeks past my second shot, and I need to be getting on with my life! Wait -- Did someone say "FOURTH surge"? Researchers NPR spoke to all cautioned that public policy and Americans' behavior can...

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Filling Out Forms

Filling Out Forms

Filling out new forms with old information, I was startled. The dermatologist’s office wanted to know my end of life wishes. Good grief! I hate filling out forms! Why did they need to know that if all they were treating was eczema? Oh Wait – I was here for the annual...

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