Monthly Archives: April 2019

COMPANY

My across-the-road neighbor and I both just bought new mattresses for our guest bedrooms. A garden variety coincidence, yes.  But it brought to mind the fact that spring in the northeast is the beginning of “guest season,” especially here in the … Continue reading

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IS THERE ANYTHING FUNNY ABOUT GETTING OLD? (part 2)

I have always been interested in the intersection between funny and sad.  I am always looking for something to laugh about at the funeral, so to speak, and probably one of those people other people say has a “dark” sense … Continue reading

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THE UNEXPECTED IS ALWAYS HAPPENING

Suddenness, the unexpected, the way life can change on a dime, has always been on my mind. You open the door on a sunny day and a runaway bus climbs your front steps and zap, you’re gone.  You are walking … Continue reading

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GIMME A BREAK!

You may know the word “gimme” from golf.  It means a stroke that is so obvious, it is a given, so the golfer doesn’t have to take it, like a putt where the ball is inches from the hole. It is … Continue reading

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toss this one over your left shoulder

√     I was walking with a friend and when we passed some construction, my friend started to walk under a ladder which was blocking the sidewalk.  I grabbed her arm and pulled her around it. “I didn’t know you … Continue reading

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