Month: July 2016


Zippety-doo-dahMy Mini Cooper, Zippy-Doo-Dah, is 6 years old. Woo-Hoo for her!

Woo-Hoo for me, too, because she’s low mileage, long paid for, and the extended warranty has covered many of the legendary Mini foibles. As well as my driving around corners on two wheels – Ha!… ...

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Happiness Meter

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness –

Behold, the opening phrases, second paragraph, Declaration of Independence.… ...

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Pillow Talk

I was glad that I asked, relieved to have misperceived. My friend said her quick grab to place an accent pillow from the couch in front of her wasn’t armor against me.

“It’s because I’m fat,” she said with downcast eyes, so different from her self-assured, open gaze.… ...

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If this car’s rocking’, don’t knock it!


Am I the only person in America who recalls the nightly news coverage when Senior Citizens rocked the Speaker of the House’s car? Escalating their jeers and boos and showing off their rock hard power?

The year was 1989, over 25 years ago, but I was impressionable and clearly recall the anger my father expressed when Medicare was first enacted, begrudging his father’s immediate receipt of benefits after paying in a mere quarter, while my dad had a lifetime of encumbered wages ahead of him prior to payout.… ...

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