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Category: Personal

The name game

I just came across a Newsweek article about women changing — or not changing — their names when they marry. Having personally tried several of the options at one time […]

Burning hills

I hate fires. I mean, of course, inappropriate, accidental, out-of-control fires. Cozy crackling fireplaces or outdoor cookfires or campfires have a special ambiance we all love. But uncontrolled fire raging […]

Grandma doesn’t do church

I’m going to be a terrible grandma if I’m ever caught having to explain any religious issues to the kidlets. Their mom started taking them to Sunday School a while […]

How I never became a writer

It wasn’t easy — not becoming a writer. I worked at it most of my life. It started back in high school. One of my English teachers thought I showed […]

I am from … a while ago

The following is a year-old draft that I never got around to posting. I’m posting it now, before I edit out any more of whatever freshness it might have had […]

A rose by any other name

Pet names. For our beloved pets, not our beloved humans. One could write a book about pet names, and no doubt several people already have. I’m in pet-naming mode again […]

Today was Binky Day

Today was Binky Day for my granddaughter. She turns three tomorrow, and that made today Binky Day. I don’t know where my daughter-in-law came up with the idea, but she […]

I was adopted

I was adopted. Way back in 1943. A war baby. And I’ve never had the slightest doubt that it was the best thing in the world that could have happened […]


The overcast crept in unnoticed and unworthy of note. It meant nothing, less than nothing. Like the distant rumbles that accompanied it, it was only a tease. It’s happened so […]

Officially unaffiliated

It’s official; I’m no longer a registered Democrat. Nor did I have any desire to return to the Republican fold where I spent most of my life (until GWB was […]

Independent bleats

Today I dropped in the mail a form changing my political affiliation from Democrat to Independent (“Unaffiliated” in Colorado). Not that I’m fed up with the Dems, although I am. […]

Overcoming procrastination

One small step this morning. Picked a name from the phone book and made an appointment with a nearby CPA to do my taxes. Nothing has changed since last year […]