On 20 Dresses And A Pair Of Jeans…

I’m guessing that when I die, my obituary will undoubtedly mention that I was a bridesmaid — many, many times. Twenty, to be exact.  And sort of twenty-one.  I was in wedding #19 last October, and yesterday the couple had a belated wedding reception.  I was present in my role as my friend’s bridesmaid.  I…
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On “Mom Shaming”…

About a year ago, I was at a business dinner in Minneapolis.  I was with a group of about 15 people, a mix of men and women.  Some people I knew better than others, but there was no one there I knew very well on a personal level.  During our salad course, I was asked…
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On A Heart That Is Still Mending…

It has been a little over two months since my open heart surgery. The doctors tell me it will be a year before my heart is fully mended. Positives I’ve noticed since the surgery: 1. I have noticed that the jaw and arm pain I would often deal with when I exerted myself is improving.…
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On The Changing Of Seasons…

The past few days, the weather in my area has been warm and sunny, and held the promise that Spring had arrived, and maybe to stay. Late afternoon yesterday, the wind turned cold and today it is snowing. Winter is back, and the forecast tells me that the return of Springtime could be a ways…
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On What Makes A New Year…

Happy New Year! You may think I am a few months late with that greeting, but I feel I’m right on time. It was about exactly one year ago that I began to realize that the very poor health I had been trying very hard to ignore was not going to go away. The past…
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