All posts by Tea with T Katz

Beauty is as Beauty Does.

My teenage daughter is enrolled in a Women’s Health class at our local community college and for a recent assignment had to write about beauty.  I do not know what the requirements of the paper were, but I did get to read the response, since I’m the one that pulls the papers off the family printer (it’s one of the small perks of being the grown-up).  While I do not know the What & Why of the paper, I loved […]

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Read Me.

Like Alice in Wonderland's many treats with tags that read "Eat Me" or "Drink Me" — today I invite you to lose yourself down the rabbit hole of other writers.  Through a very fun tunnel that calls itself, the Ulitmate Blog Party 2012.   For those of you new to Tea with T. here's a bit of info. about what you're getting into: Tea with T. Katz was started years ago with the intention of being a place for a […]

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Patience, patience.

The Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Well, that’s just great.  But, what if I’m just about done with the ridiculous treadmill of a journey I’ve been on and would like to stop now?  I’m tired.  Where’s the wise philosopher who will tell me exactly how many steps are left before I can finally catch my breath and rest?  Some unknown wiseacre/smart alec/philosopher (it’s often a minor difference, no?) said that […]

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Autism Awareness – Homeland Preparedness

April, according to the powers-that-be, is Autism Awareness Month.  As the mother of a 15 year son with autism, every day is another day to discover new things about autism and I do like to say that we strive to find the “awe” in the middle of it all.  In addition to Autism Awareness Month, April is also historically the month of showers that precedes May flowers and the color chosen to symbolize Autism Awareness Month is blue… ironic, because […]

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Fish Who Answer the Telephone…

Little bookshops make my heart skip a beat, in a really good, romantic and goose-bumpy way.  The problem is there aren’t that many mom & pop bookshops around anymore.  Between the big box stores, internet mail order and eBooks, commerce and technology have done away with the dusty shelves and lovely scent of musty “vanilla-ish” paper in the air.  By the way, this distinct aged paper smell was actually analyzed by scientists and found to be the result of hundreds […]

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Cooties, Liars and Snitches

When I was a kid there were a handful of crimes that made you a pariah on the playground: having cooties; being an Indian Giver (not PC now, but that’s what we called it back-in-the-day); snitching; lying; and being two-faced.  It was the Five Fingers of Friendship Death upon you if you possessed any of those qualities.  Outside of my epic lie of “I’m a twin” when I was a preteen, I was only accused of the cooties thing once […]

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Would-a, Should-a, Could-a.

As I was slowly eking my way into adulthood (a process I am smack in the middle of now, thank you very much) I used to like to change the words to Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” to “Growing Up is Hard to Do.”  Not so much because of the pains that come with the transitions to voting, relationships and employment issues – but the constant Don Quixote-like windmill jousting that went on with the Would-a, Should-a, […]

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