Category Archives: humor

Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #7

The seventh excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is taken from Pietro DiDonato’s Christ in Concrete, written in 1939 about the struggles of Italian-American construction workers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1920s. It’s a fiercely … Continue reading

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Fall at Last!

Fall has arrived –  at last! It comes late to south central Florida. Almost Thanksgiving and still in the muggy 80s yesterday, but today it’s a cool, gray, damp, blustery day.  Barely 70. Chilly for these parts! Wanting to get … Continue reading

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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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