Soft losses

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Someone from my new gym moved away. We were only gym acquaintances, nothing more. Yet I felt a sense of loss as I went to the gym and he wasn’t there. In a place where most folks don’t acknowledge you, … Continue reading

Reflections on the young and the not so young

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Seems like I was young just last week. Or was it the week before? Could it have been that different? The granddaughters were here for their annual visit. They have grown exponentially. Both are almost as tall as I am. … Continue reading

Expiring body parts

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No, I’m talking knee replacements here. I’m talking about how long a body part can stand doing its job before revolting. Let’s take my butt. Last week I had dinner with two different groups of friends. When sitting at a … Continue reading

Tess Tales – Lessons – Hold your damn tongue girl!

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I was born a very bright human. I knew everything there was about life by the time I was age 13. (I can hear my Mom’s eye’s rolling from her grave.) I spent the next 6 years or so educating … Continue reading

Things about my youth

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–that I didn’t love I grew up in the 50s and 60s. It was a great time to grow up. Streets were safe and so was my social security number. Summers were for fun. There weren’t programmed sports so we … Continue reading

Passages – Cooking

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Holy cow batman! What’s that smell? This past weekend I cooked up a storm. There was soup and chili and some items that make cooking easier like sautéed onions and mushrooms to freeze then pop in Marsala sauce. There was … Continue reading