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Winning

I have only once been hit by a man, and it came as a huge shock. Until that point, all the men I knew had been gentle. They dealt with their anger and frustrations either by separating themselves from the problem, physical work, or discussion. Sometimes, all three. […]

The Joy of Solitude

Solo, So Long.

When you think of people who live alone, you might imagine that they are plunging into depression or wallowing in self-pity. Alternatively, you might suspect that they are engaged in wild abandon, indulging all their senses. Well, they aren’t. Solitude is mostly just a gradual acceptance of one’s […]

Puzzle Pieces

Life is a Puzzle

Life is not like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jigsaw puzzle. Recently, because I have been buying a house, selling a house, and preparing to move, I have been doing a lot of puzzle-solving. Not only have I been figuring out all the details of […]

Apple Pies

Food as Love

This year, I forgot all about Thanksgiving until a friend called to invite me for dinner at her house. I was very glad that she did because I really enjoy her company and because I then realized that I had almost completely missed the big day. It just […]

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Yelp for Funerals

In Janet Evanovich’s series  of Stephanie Plum novels there is a character who loves going to funerals. She’s a granny who enjoys the ceremonials, the socializing, the luncheons, and the opportunity to criticize.  I think I’m turning into her.  I go to celebrations of lives a bit too […]

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