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Slap Yourself

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Every wanted to go back in time and slap yourself? Not me. Everything I’ve done, every relationship I started/ended, every decision I’ve made was right, right, right.


Oh, yes, when I think back to college  and beyond (but not as far back as high school, because we were all idiots back then), I did some pretty stupid things and I put up with some pretty lousy guys. Alas, I can’t go back in time. But if I could, I would give myself an earful. (more…)

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Mom’s Mistake

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

When you’re my age – and when I say “a woman over 40” I mean a woman way over 40 – you can sometimes look back to a single event that has changed the rest of your life. This past week, one of those events came back to haunt me.  (more…)

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You’ve Got a Friend

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Yes; I watch Glee. And I’m not ashamed. Deal with it. It makes me think of when I was in high school and how important my friends were back then. Not just important; they were the MOST important thing to me. How many of us still have those kind of intense, symbiotic relationships? (more…)

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Control Freak

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

If you’re a woman – or a man – over 40, you’ve hopefully embraced the latest technologies so that you aren’t completely cut off from the rest of the world. Hell, my 91 year old mother goes online to email and play Scrabble. But whether or not you’re comfortable with technology, we all have to deal with everyone else . . .  who is. And that means being ignored for a smart phone.

And they call this being more connected? (more…)

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Mr. Not So Right

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Yeah, we’ve all known some; those Mr. Not So Rights who make our lives miserable. But that’s not the point of this post. My goal is to make you all think about when we can’t all get Mr. Right, should we really fight to get Mr. Not So Right?  How do these relationships usually end up? They end – down.  Which is to say, not in a good way. Because “winning” anything is a really bad way to start a relationship. (more…)

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