Monthly Archives: August 2013

In The Company of Strangers

Yesterday my daughter in law and I spent the day in NYC. I love that in this part of the country we can bebop to big cities and enjoy all they have to offer and then return home to our … Continue reading

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The Big Send Off

We are in the midst of one of the most traumatic events in parentdom. This month, all across the country new freshman are showing up at colleges and universities. In vans loaded down with new computers, comforters and bikes, families … Continue reading

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I Wrinkle in Time

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart- so that the spirit should not grow old James A. Garfield It’s my birthday week. I have no shame that I am celebrating many … Continue reading

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Love Me Some Duck Dynasty

It’s no secret to those who know us…our family is crazy for Duck Dynasty. How could we not be little nuts about a family of duck hunters when the name of our farm is Mallard’s Run? (Just to set the … Continue reading

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Midlife Crisisisis

When it comes to mid-life crisisisisisisis…..some gals get tattoos, some pierce their nose or have sexual affairs. Me? I became a professional storyteller. And by that I mean-I got paid to tell stories. This always bothered one of my brother-in-laws…. … Continue reading

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Return of the Stink Bugs

South Florida has pythons and Texas has killer bees. If you live in the Northeast you probably have come in contact with our new pestilence called stink bugs. If you don’t have them now…you soon will. They are on the … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

We just returned from our family vacation—the first one we have had in 3 years. It’s very different vacationing with adult children than when they were little. For one thing- not all our boys could make it. ( I got … Continue reading

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Hindsight is 20/20

I have glaucoma. I’ve had glaucoma for almost 8 years now. Glaucoma, I used to think, was for old people. Certainly not for a 45 year old. That’s how old I was when I was diagnosed. Glaucoma runs in families. … Continue reading

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