Category Archives: humor

Requiem for a Chair

Is there a diagnosis for people who have a fatal attachment to a piece of furniture? It can’t be normal. Here’s my story. I’ve owned a certain upholstered chair for forty years. My ex-husband and I bought it when our … Continue reading

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Shampoo Night

The baby shampoo flows like honey onto his water-darkened hair as he stands plumply naked and gleaming in the tub. I massage it into his perfectly shaped little noggin, working up a good lather. We have a ritual that he … Continue reading

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Home Alone

My live-in, jobless-at-the-moment, son is returning home tonight. He’s been gone four days. Four days of freedom and solitude. Not that I resent having him here. We get along fine and who else would haul me to the ER if … Continue reading

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Shrub Casualties

When I’m pissed off or frustrated or depressed because my life isn’t going the way it should be going, I can sulk, or I can suck it up, or I can  go outside and prune my big overgrown viburnum shrubs … Continue reading

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Conscious Complaining

I’ve been under the weather for much longer than I think is necessary. One thing after another!  It’s been over a month now and I’ve had it with being sidelined. So I emailed a good friend – facilitator of my … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Bored

“Boredom really isn’t as bad as most of us in the western world make it out to be,” says the New Age self-help book I’m reading at the front desk during a very low-traffic lunch hour, to keep from being … Continue reading

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Making the Most of a Florida Summer

I’m a native-born Florida girl. Deep roots here and I’m not leaving. But I hate the hot, humid, swampy, sweltering, bug-filled summers. I’ve never gotten used to them. But, having said that, I refuse to waste an ounce of energy … Continue reading

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A Writing Exercise

I went to a writer’s conference last week-end at a small university about an hour north of me. I’d never been to one and the workshops looked interesting. And–this is the clincher–it was pretty easy to get to.  In the … Continue reading

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The Plant Pincher

There’s a natural law that posits “As soon as you get rid of something, you’ll need it.”  Maybe not the next day or even the next week, but sometime in the foreseeable future, I guarantee.  Of course, logic would dictate … Continue reading

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Reading Poetry Aloud

When I arrived in the classroom the tables were almost filled. I looked around and saw some familiar faces.  That was a relief. I had mixed feelings about this class. I’d signed up for it in spite of considerable resistance.  … Continue reading

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