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Things I Learned Late in Life

Maybe I’ve written some of this before; and, if I have, then forgive me for repeating myself.

I always liked kitchen cupboards that didn’t have handles.  Handles seemed peripheral and expensive for something one could do by cupping one’s hand

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The Coffee Syndrome

Yesterday I made my semi-annual pilgrimage to Talbots® for wardrobe updates. I’ve shopped at other stores over the years, but Talbots’® sizes fit me best. That is, if I can figure them out . . .

Time was when a

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TV Options

Tonight begins the three-night farewell to “American Idol,” the program that launched Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood to superstardom and another dozen winners to modest fame. The fifteenth and final Idol will be crowned Thursday, but not before we are

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Libby

I got the call last night; Libby had died. She was in her mid-nineties, and I hadn’t seen her in almost twenty years, so our relationship was mostly birthday cards and flowers at Christmas. Still I appreciated the call.

I

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Letter to a Fence

Dear Fence,

We are new neighbors, but I’m already crazy about you. I love looking out my piano room windows each morning to make sure you’re still there. Even though you’re becoming invisible as I grow accustomed to you, I’ll

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Emoji Go Home

Anybody who’s on Facebook knows that “Like” is no longer merely “Like.”  Now you can add an emoji to your “Like” to express such feelings as love, laughter, sadness, astonishment, and anger. But those are the only five emotions you

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One Giant Step

Today astronaut Scott Kelly returned to the United States after spending almost a year in a space lab exploring what long-term weightlessness and other things are like. Perhaps he would have called it one giant step for mankind if a

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Barbie at 57

Currently there is a lot of hubbub about Barbie, the quintessential doll with the grown up figure and the perpetually pointed toes. Created by Mattel in 1959, the original version will be fifty-seven years old next month.  That’s a lot

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Where is L?

I thought I was the only one who wondered why the NFL isn’t using Roman numerals for this year’s Super Bowl extravaganza.  I mean it’s been a tradition since Super Bowl V.

I have a theory.  Last year’s event was

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Reflections

It’s been almost ten years since we visited some of the ports on this cruise; with the exception of the rebuilding of Grand Cayman, I was disappointed in what the decade has brought. Back then, the ships docked at local

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