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If you’re wondering what it takes for a patient to miss a radiation appointment, the reason has to be pretty serious. A cold? No. An invitation to meet our Mayor? No. Free tickets to “Hamilton”? Probably not.
… finish reading Snow
Today was my first post-op visit with the physician who did my surgery last week. He is a matter-of-fact kind of guy, wastes no words, and is an authority on Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a general of the Civil
… finish reading Surgeon’s Report
I live in the undeclared Farm Stand Center of Michigan, maybe even of the entire Midwest. From asparagus in late spring to pumpkins in late fall, fresh produce is only a corncob’s throw away. And the farmer on duty understands
… finish reading Latest Obsession
We all know one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is one reason garage sales proliferate. Why resale shops endure. But when you live in a condo community, this adage becomes problematic.
Usually the master condo documents lay out
… finish reading Condo Living
Yesterday, I whined about Donald Trump. Today I’m taking on Mother’s Day. People will soon call me a Curmudgeon First Class.
It’s not mothers or motherhood or mothering that I object to. It’s not the Hallmark® idea that offspring should
… finish reading Mother’s Day, 2016
My local independent bookstore, Forever Books, turned seventeen this past week. While seventeen isn’t a milestone most people think about, in the indie bookstore community it’s a lifetime. I think Amazon has had a lot to do with this.
… finish reading Forever Books
Some friends and I are about to celebrate our second anniversary as mall walkers. I’m not sure we’re doing the cake and ice cream thing, but it is worth acknowledging.
We live where winter can be inhospitable for walking outdoors.
… finish reading Mall Walking
I’ve been pulling everything out of my flower beds for the past five days and battening the proverbial hatches for winter. Today I cut the last flowering roses from my bushes and put them in a vase in my office.
… finish reading For Every Season, Turn, Turn, Turn
Went to Meijer today for a tomato, and ended up buying forty-nine dollars’ worth of groceries. Pricy tomato!
Still, it was worth it. I also bought tonic and a bottle of vodka with the tomato and the Chicago Tribune. Lemons
… finish reading She Made My Day