Category Archives: Family

Twist and Shout: The Mask War Theme Song

  It seems to me our manners and common courtesy during this stressful pandemic pause have devolved to the level of frat house party. After multiple postponements of our visit back to our old hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, we … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Pandemic for $1,000, Alex

Hoping that this global pandemic doesn’t become a regular occurrence, how will we explain this unique time to future generations? One of my friends aptly declared, “At this point, if they announce the zombie apocalypse will begin at 2 p.m. … Continue reading

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ESP and Pee

I have ESP.  I think we all do. Call it intuition, gut instincts, hunches, guardian angels. My psychic flashes are random. I can’t conjure up winning lottery numbers, clean out Las Vegas, or prepare for impending disasters (hello, corona virus). … Continue reading

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Bald is Beautiful

I’ve always been a bit offbeat. My first celebrity crush was William Hurt. I thought Sean Connery was much more attractive without the toupee, same goes for John Travolta. My current celebrity crush is Lester Holt. When I first met darling … Continue reading

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Never Look a Gift Horse in the Shaft

Pull up a chair, grab a snack, and get ready to enjoy a true story about our adventures while visiting our own heavenly haven, the Willard Hotel, in Washington, D.C. Our tale features six glasses of Malbec, extreme noise, ants, evening hallway … Continue reading

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Is That a Skunk?

“Good God, woman, you’re almost 80 years old.” My mom was one of my favorite people, and I loved making her laugh … a lot. She was a bit vain, and did not wholly embrace the beauty of the aging … Continue reading

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Home is Where the House Is

I’ve been off my blog for a few months. Usually this is a sign of stress, trauma, drama and a touch of seasonal depression. Yep. Two family deaths around the holidays, my darling father and wonderful father-in-law, just about wrecked … Continue reading

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My Life as a Sprinter

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me innumerable times, shame on Hubs. I love to travel. It excites and rejuvenates me, expanding both my knowledge and my waistline. It also allows me to experience the full range of my emotions, usually due to the … Continue reading

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If I Ran the Zoo

“But If I ran the zoo,”                                                                                                                           Said young Gerald McGrew,                                                                                                                 “I’d make a few changes.                                                                                                               That’s just what I’d do … “. If I Ran the Zoo, by Dr. Seuss, was one of my early childhood favorites. Like many things from … Continue reading

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Of Moose and “Men”

Things that made me laugh today, Estes Park edition: “Do you want to see a moose?” Not something I would expect to hear in my previous life in suburbia, so it prompted me to jump out of bed, throw on … Continue reading

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