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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. . . or Not

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

We no longer believe the fairy tale that men are fearless. Which is good. Men are people, too! But I’ve discovered something that  men fear so much that you can’t even get them to talk about it. What is it that makes strong men quiver with fear and tremble with anxiety? Here’s a hint: it only affects straight men. (more…)

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You Lie

Friday, June 1st, 2012

You cannot judge a book by its cover. Sometimes those old sayings make a lot of sense. Maybe not the ones my father used to say, like “You sound like a girl with a paper asshole.” But the ones you’ve heard so often that you don’t know what they mean anymore. So you misquote them. My late friend Diann will claim that “He ran around with his head cut off,” leaving out the “like a chicken with. . . ” part.  Which always gave me a chuckle. And my friend Lori says “It’s a doggy dog world.” Which, if you come to my house, might be true. But the older I get (and I’m well beyond being a woman over 40), the more I understand why you truly cannot judge any book by it’s cover. Except maybe romance novels.


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The End of the Peanut Butter

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Maybe this has more to do with being from a family of 8 than being a woman over 40, but I can’t stand when Gary  decides the peanut butter jar is empty when it clearly isn’t. Just now, I noticed he’d left a jar on the counter. “Are we out of peanut butter?” I asked. “Yeah,” he answered, never even acknowledging – as a little side note – that he had emptied it a couple of hours ago and it was still on the counter. Whatever. (more…)

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De-Cluttering Your Life

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Doesn’t it feel great to get rid of stuff? You know, streamline, reorganize, declutter. It always gives me such a good  feeling to put bags and bags of clothes out for a charity to take away. Ah! Closet space! Funny; we love acquiring things – shopping, collecting for hobbies, scrap-booking – but eliminating things from our life can be almost as rewarding. . . and sometimes,  even more so. Occasionally, the things you most need to get rid of  are . . . your friends. (more…)

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Dear Diary

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Maybe you haven’t had a diary since you were 12 (and, as a woman over 40 that was a long, long time ago). But, chances are that even if you’re a guy, you might have kept a journal or  “philosophical notebook” . Which is a fancy way of saying . . . diary. If you’re anything like me – an obsessive pack rat – you may even still have some of those “notebooks” lying around the house. And, I’ve got to tell you, they can be some interesting reading. (more…)

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