Saying Goodbye to the Big Easy

Hello-o-o-o-o-? HELLO-O-O-O-O-? Anyone here-ere-ere-ere? (cough, cough, cough, hack, sneeze) Jeeze doesn’t anyone ever dust around here? (runs into massive cobweb, flails arms madly) Ppppfffff shhhh gaaaaaw… Aaarrrrgh! Oh, hey hi! Thought I’d poke my head back in here, see if anyone is still around waiting to read my words. I know. I’ve let the place […]

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On Turning Fifty. Two.

    “My fifties were my best decade.”   Someone made this proud declaration to me somewhere in the middle of my fourth decade. I liked the sound of it, so I adopted it as my mantra too. Well, except that back then I chanted it in the future tense. “My fifties are going to […]

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Riding the Train They Call the City of New Orleans

“New Orleans? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?” Blink, blink. “Why the heck would you ever wanna move there?” “It’s so hot.” “Sticky. Ugh.” “Bugs. Huge.” “Dangerous.” Many friends and family just shook their heads at our news. Then as hubby and I walked away: “I told you they had some loose marbles…the silly infantasizers…some kind of Mid-Life […]

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I’m Baaaaaack!

I’ve done it. I’ve gone and let my blog molder and grow all viney and cobwebby. Eleven months. I swore I wasn’t going to let this happen. I wasn’t going to be that person. That kind of wannabe blogger that posts every millennia or so. Well, damn it, I’ve been busy. Ok fine; so not […]

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Unexpected Pleasure

Yesterday, I sat at my desk working. Some movement outside the window caught my eye. I looked and there was a small gold oak leaf spinning in the air. It didn’t fall; it just spun there, suspended. It danced and twirled. It darted from side to side and twirled some more. It was obviously trying […]

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Wuuuv… Twooooo Wuuuuv.

Thirty-one years. Sixty-two percent of my life have I spent with this guy…so far. And yes, still in love. I hear people use the term soul mate. Not really sure if I exactly know what that is. I mean, I could dissect and philosophize about it, I could do some research, take a Facebook survey, […]

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It on a Shingle.

I did IT. I was scared to do it. I resisted it. I circled around it. I ran away from it. I ran back to it again. Then I finally just did it. I hung out my shingle on the interwebs. Check it out HERE. Then please: If you would kindly tell someone…especially if they’re […]

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Crook-Necking Squash and Tomato

Call me sappy and mushy. Call me idealistic and Pollyanna-like. Call me hopelessly optimistic and simple minded-like. I still think that Love is what it’s all about, Alfie. Sounds so very hippity dippity doo-dah… So very Dionne Warwickish… Like a bunch of anti-badassery mumbo jumbo… But sooner or later, we’re gonna have to face it. […]

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Happy is Now.

Today, sitting outside, sipping a beer with my lover was all the therapy I needed. If you get lost in your head and forget to breathe like I do, here’s a little story for you. Please enjoy. And breathe. I finish work around 5:30, eyes crossing (my day job—graphic and web design—requires hours of laptop […]

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Flowers in December: An Interview with the Stars

When I asked my actor buddy, Robert Craighead if he would let me interview him about his upcoming film, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be sitting down with TWO movie stars… Robert, a superb actor, was recently cast opposite the amazing Dee Wallace (Yes. The mom from E.T. That Dee […]

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