Month: October 2016

Life as a Miracle: No Fault Fall

I awoke with pain in my arm and cheek. My right arm, my dominant arm, my butt cheek.

I’d fallen the day before, trying to be independent and helpful, the way I’ve been my entire life. I took care of myself, when the ones who were supposed to, left me to help another and/or converse.

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Hearty, happy, and unbreakable – not!

DSC04620 Hearty, happy, and unbreakable. This is my habitual stance: smiling, laughing, and dancing with great peace and joy.

Contained, cool, quick-witted. Independent, undaunted, suave.

I work assiduously over every endeavor to which I commit. Smiling all the while, making it look easy.… ...

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What’s in a name?

One of my friends’ favorite lines in HASHES & BASHES is this –

That girl’s name is Amy, a sequence of names in infamy, which is what she brought to all our lives.”

Referencing the conniving ex-daughter-in-law, Amy, who ended STASHES in the gray bar hotel and played no part of the HASHES & BASHES conflict.… ...

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Eight Days a Week

14721584_10208939199370796_7402334749186930301_nSo, my husband and I didn’t Desert Trip last weekend.

That is, pay $1600/ticket – and then some – for good food, wine, and a place to rest concert-weary bones for Friday and Saturday nights. It was a pre-eminent experience for our friends who did – and brought me this teeshirt.… ...

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Spender Bender

My husband and I saved money after gaining it the good old-fashioned American way:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAMRXqQXemU

We moved to the land of Opportunity that California was in 1979, a bit behind the steep climb in housing prices, fantastic career opportunities, but we planted-and-thrived anyway, coincident to the year the Smith Barney TV commercial aired.… ...

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A Book of Imaginary Friends

I never had imaginary friends as child.

Did you? If not, read this to understand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_friend

But I read and read and read. My family lived in small communities, sparsely populated and countrified.

My psychologist friends tell me that I am fortunate: as the oldest child I was allowed to read and play, not conscripted as caregiver to my three younger sibs.… ...

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