Category: Current Affairs

I feel so small.

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Surrounded by boxes as I try to downsize, I realize how incredibly small I am – in the big scheme of things.  I’m going through a lifetime of stuff. Stuff my family and friends gave me. Stuff from music students over the years. Stuff that my almost grown kids may or may not want. Stuff that my ex-husband left in my garage until he sorts out his life. Stuff that my mother-in-law left when she passed away (proving that you […]

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Promises, Promises

Promises can seem like an awful thing, if you really think about it.  Author Paul Coelho wrote, “In the first place, you shouldn’t believe in promises… Those who make promises they don’t keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.”  Harsh words, when you consider one of the first things we typically believe early in life, are the words told to us.  Is it wrong to retain some belief in the promises made […]

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You didn’t ask.

                                There are times in our lives when we have to ask the difficult questions of the people we love and some questions are harder than others to ask, among them: Are you okay? Is everything alright? What’s the matter? Can I help?… There are friends in my orbit who have managed over the years to call, text or simply ring the doorbell when there […]

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Look at all the lonely people.

Eleanor Rigby — a rather jaunty little tune about loneliness that questions where the lonely people come from and where they all belong.  Growing up and listening to the song, my heart was confused.  The melody gave rise to my spirits while the words made me terribly sad.  It was a weird emotion for a little kid to have to go through.  I’d sit with the image of poor Miss Rigby, all dressed and waiting for someone who never showed […]

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Cheaters, Weasels and Charlatans

Cheaters, Weasels and Charlatans.  Sometimes, they are all three personified in the same body like some unholy trifecta of badness.  Honestly, I have to believe that in a race, it would be hard to determine exactly which one is first/worse.  For some of my nearest and dearest, who have mentioned, married or come across individuals they have independently named as Cheaters, Weasels or Charlatans, I happen to think they’re all equally bad and in recent conversation, I felt it necessary […]

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I didn’t mean to hit SEND.

In the early days of email, I got into a lot of trouble.  Mostly, because I sent emails that I did not really mean to.  I was one of the worst offenders of the accidental SEND and REPLY ALL buttons, sending mass communiqués when they should have stayed in their wee safe electronic boxes or in the DELETE pile. For example, I’m sort of sorry about: …outing my boss for having an affair with the elfin-like crystal worshiping girl who […]

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Behind the Ashton Kutcher Curtain

At the most recent Teen Choice Awards Ashton Kutcher thanked his fans by saying he wouldn’t have a career without them, told them that he felt they were giving him the “Old Guy/Grandpa Award” and then he gave away some secrets he learned when he was just “Chris” — which is his real name. Ashton is apparently his middle name, one that he took when he started out as a young actor.   1)      Opportunity looks a lot like hard […]

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