Category Archives: life events

Why I’m Going to the Women’s March on Washington

As a lifetime Democrat and person with strong liberal beliefs, I felt deep despair when Trump won the 2016 election. It was shocking for all the obvious reasons, but also because under the Obama administration, I’d gotten quite complacent. I … Continue reading

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Going Batty: A Rabies Story

It’s 11:33 on Friday morning, and I’m waiting for the phone to ring. I’d be lying if I said the anxiety’s killing me, but also can’t deny that I really, really hope to hear some positive news. Here’s the story, … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Part 1: Selling Off the Memories

Just a short post today, as I get ready to help my mom prepare for her giant yard sale tomorrow. Thankfully, Mom is in good health and is downsizing from the three-bedroom home where my brothers and I grew up … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde and Darrell Martinie (the Cosmic Muffin)

  Let me start by saying that I know next to nothing about astrology. And by next to nothing, I mean as close to nothing as a person can get. In fact, the only thing I know about astrology is … Continue reading

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Write What You Mean: A Lesson from Ancient Petroglyphs

While traveling in the American Southwest the other day, my family went on a guided tour of a rocky park where we were able to view ancient petroglyphs dating to Pueblo tribes from the 1400s. It was an experience I … Continue reading

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From Lawrence

Not long ago, I was talking to a group of people, one of whom was a comic who said he likes to begin his standup routine by telling the audience he lives in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He noted that people almost … Continue reading

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