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Being Invisible

The actor Matthew Mondine once totally ignored me. He was attending a film festival at which I was a volunteer usher, and his entourage was leading him towards the question-and-answer session he was to host. Obviously, he was focussed on his goal and I didn’t expect him to […]

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Child On A Mission

The girl on my doorstep was about seven years old and was accompanied by her mother. They were promoting a “free public event” regarding A World Government and who should rule it. I knew it was a religious pitch, and I was ready to deliver my normal abrupt […]

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Depending On My Children

Yesterday I was very frustrated with my computer’s storage of photographs. I use them as my screen saver, but I was repeatedly seeing pictures presented sideways (even though I know I had turned them), pictures that had been deleted ages ago, and the covers to books I had […]

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Kind of Kin

The other day, someone was asking me about my family and if I had any grandchildren. At first I said “No.” Then I said, “Well, kind of…” I’m a common law step grandparent, and yes, I just made up that title. My son’s life partner has a son […]

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Decision Dilemma Quicksand

It’s only half an idea right now, but I’m thinking about teaching English overseas. This idea began germinating last year when I saw an ad in a professional magazine. They were looking for retired teachers to teach students in China in order to prepare them for university in […]