Month: July 2015

Curb Appeal

I was seated in the orthopedist’s waiting room the other day. Not for mends to my bones, but for a friend who’d survived a near fatal automobile accident…thankfully with only a crushed left heel. She is now a fervent believer in ‘Living Life as a Miracle’, too.… ...

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My G-G-generation

155590806Clique: a small group of people, with shared interests or other features in common, who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them.
Ms. Gen-X smiled and said, "My generation doesn't do cliques." I nearly melted into my shoes.
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Better Living through Chemistry

“One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small”…

Who recalls that song opener delivered in the hauntingly soaring voice of Grace Slick? Loved her personna, truly slick and surreal. Click and hear it now:

“The ones that Mother gives you don’t do anything at all,”but the handful that my physician prescribes seem to do everything but beat my heart....

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Book a Dance with Me

My first exercise class was belly dancing at the YWCA in Valparaiso, Indiana – in the ’70s. Yes, you read that right: in Middle America not the Middle East.

I still have the belt, though it fits more like a necklace than a hip-hugger these days.… ...

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The New Circle of Life

Dr. Robin Berman, a UCLA psychiatrist, is making the media rounds in support of her book, Permission to Parent: How to Raise your Child with Love and Limits http://www.amazon.com/Permission-Parent-Raise-Child-Limits/dp/0062277308. As I read some of her articles, with extracted wisdom in well-framed sound bites, I found my head nodding, my soul applauding, with ‘ah-hah’ moments and ‘ta-da’s.… ...

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Pastime

The bean pole person was strolling Trader Joe’s aisles, just ahead of me and my cart, head wheeling around like a tourist.

At the end of the aisle she turned, and I realized that the bean pole was a female, not a man.… ...

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