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31
Jan

Of a Certain Age

Of a Certain Age Maturity is a moving target. I don’t remember when or where I heard these words, but clearly they were intended for me.…

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24
Dec

Yours for the Taking

Everything but the kitchen sink. Gentrification is changing the urban landscape in my city, but the process of ousting old in favour of new creates fertile ground…

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18
Nov

Can’t Buy Me Love

It’s not for sale. I’m having a good giggle. My dear husband came home late last evening with a bouquet of wilted gas-station carnations. “I’m so…

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11
Nov

Give Peace a Chance

We owe it to each other. It’s November and bright red poppies are popping up on lapels, in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for…

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29
Oct

Advocates

“Are you getting your needs met?” she asked. I had no idea what she was talking about. What needs? I was employed, the fridge was stocked,…

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28
Oct

Get a Second Opinion

Anyone’s but your own. My friend Maude finally agreed to see her doctor after months of ignoring the symptoms. She asked me to come along for…

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14
Oct

Can She Bake a Berry Pie?

You bet your sweet pastry she can. She requested an interview to determine if I was the right fit for her daycare home. My little one…

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01
Aug

Sweet Ride

There’s a grand dame in my life who is inching towards her 97th birthday, still full of piss and vinegar. Though I haven’t seen her for…

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28
Mar

Elbows Off the Table

Where should they go? Miss Manners was a stickler for appropriate dining room protocol. And while she’s got my vote on chewing with one’s mouth closed,…

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