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My Dad Had No Rhythm, Yet He Will Always Be Master Of The Dance

  My Dad sired 9 children. He then topped that accomplishment by staying around, with our Mom, to raise every one of us. For that reason alone, he deserves to be Father of The Year. Not convinced? Here are a … Continue reading

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In Defense Of The Fanny Pack

There’s still time to get your vacation in before summer’s over, so this is a good time to review some of my helpful vacation fashion tips.   I have a fanny pack.  I am not being ironic.  I own a … Continue reading

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How Men and Women Differ: Toilet Paper Version

It’s time, once more, for a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride through my brain.  A toilet paper roll-er coaster.  Hang on. Men and women may look at the same world, but they do not see the same things. Men tend to … Continue reading

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My Uterus is Smarter Than My Head When It Comes to Babies

When you get to be a “woman of a certain age”, like me, it makes you a little sad to realize that your body has retired from the business of producing life. After all, babies are sweet, adorable, and smell … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Hands

Today’s post is a replay of one I wrote several years ago.  I may have said it before, but the sentiment is still as fresh as ever: I love you, Mom.   I have my mother’s hands.   That’s not something … Continue reading

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We Go to Ireland

My sister Libby and I boarded a plane for Ireland eight years ago this St. Patrick’s Day.  It was definitely a bucket list trip. Our adventure was also the impetus for my first foray into blogging, which was intended solely … Continue reading

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Dancing Through the Raindrops

Longfellow’s classic poem warns, “Into each life some rain must fall.”  But how are we supposed to cope when life seems to be a never-ending series of gully-washers? A couple of months ago I took a trip to Washington state … Continue reading

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