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Do your knees say no?

 My knees. And how the only way they do not fail me is by providing fodder… Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? It was a warm, sunny evening. Peacefully sitting in the yard, that obnoxious … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened… how I survived my most embarrassing moment

A funny thing happened… my most embarrassing moment. Ever. I learned to really appreciate this quote: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Ah, yes. The famous quote. By this standard, I am Wonder Woman. I’d like … Continue reading

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The top ten symptoms of “Erma-titis”

“Erma-titis.” I’ve got it. Bad. It’s a total self-diagnosis. A few hundred people get it around this time of April, about every two years. “I really can’t tell that you are excited…” – My husband From the moment I started … Continue reading

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Shear terror – true confessions of an Army wife

  Shear terror – an ironic play on words. I submitted this piece to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop pre-conference writing contest. Alas, it was not, a-hem, cut out to be a winner. I did however, want to share it, … Continue reading

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Naked and afraid to eat

“Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain Well, Mr. Twain, I beg to differ. Little did you know that we’d have naked dating shows, naked real estate shows and naked survival … Continue reading

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When Turkeys Fly – Thanksgiving Disasters

It’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. And of course, this is the time of year we are most sentimental with memories of holidays past, like when turkeys fly. The past few days, I have to … Continue reading

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The battle of my weather-predicting knees

“Your middle name must be Grace,” she surmised, placing bandages on my scraped-up knees. “No, it’s Catherine,” I replied, unwrapping the lollipop she placed in my skinned-up hands. It took me a few decades to realize that my friend’s mother wasn’t … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve – the longest day of the year!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve – the longest day of the year – especially if you are a parent! It’s December 23, and if you are a parent, today is – without a doubt – the longest day of the year. I … Continue reading

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True confessions: Author anxiety and public events

Author anxiety and public events. The struggle is real. Whether you have a book signing, a speech or other public venue scheduled on your calendar, have a laugh and do as I say, not as I do did.  Over the years, … Continue reading

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Battling with grays and strays

Grays and strays – just another dandy way that menopause shares its, dare I say, hair-raising, life-altering change. About three years ago, I colored my hair for the last time. The gray was in for the win, and my scalp became irritated from … Continue reading

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