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APRIL FOOL’S DAY

Will Spring Ever Come? I am writing this on April Fool’s Day and it is not a joke. Outside our window, it is sleeting. Our deck and lawn are thick with ice. It has been 13 days since the first … Continue reading

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FIVE CURES FOR TRUMP FATIGUE

  I’m tired of Trump. Despite the urge to follow the news entirely too closely, I am taking a timeout to focus on what makes me happy. You may find some of it useful, too. Pay Attention This seems obvious … Continue reading

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STRONG WORDS

My mother used strong words. Some of her tendency to overstate was inherited from her mother, my grandma, who used thrilling expressions like “Bloody murder in the third degree!” As she aged, Mom’s ways of expressing exasperation became increasingly dramatic. Among … Continue reading

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NEWS WE CAN USE

As the United States prepares for a new president whose word, according to one advisor, “should not be taken literally,” I have been thinking about the news and how events are reported. If the president’s word is not to be … Continue reading

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WHY WOMEN DON’T TELL

There has been a lot of hoo-ha in the news this week about why women don’t tell others about inappropriate sexual advances. Most women understand this because it has happened to almost all of us.   Unwanted physical advances are so … Continue reading

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LYING WORDS

Every time I read or watch the news, I get angry at how political jargon disguises lying words.  This election cycle (will it ever end?) has popularized the expressions “walk back” and “pivot.” “Walking back” and “pivoting are weasely ways … Continue reading

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Politically Correct

It’s popular to make fun of being “Politically Correct” nowadays. It works for Donald Trump but will it work for Princess Jasmine? In an example of politically correct overreach, my Japanese-Caucasian granddaughter’s Princess Jasmine costume created a pre-costume-screening stir in the … Continue reading

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