Category Archives: Surviving in an Unkind World

A Different Kind of Radical

Mass shootings have topped the news 11 times in the past few weeks, racking up a stunning list of casualties. Cops, gays, African-Americans and people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. So many, … Continue reading

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The Most Important Feature in My Home

I had lunch today with a good friend who shared her disappointment about losing a house she and her husband tried to buy. The home–priced right, in a good neighborhood–ended up in a bidding war, with multiple buyers offering crazy … Continue reading

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Postcard From Paradise

The Gulf Coast of Florida is a wonderful place to be in January. It’s widely known for its tropical beauty, even though the part most visitors see is a beauty that’s been carefully trimmed and manicured and arranged into botanical … Continue reading

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What If You’re Not Feeling Thankful?

Recently, my husband returned from a 30 min. pre-dawn power walk through the charming older suburb where we currently live. As he passed a little pocket park near a small shopping area, he noticed a woman sitting on a park … Continue reading

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The Best Part About Having No Clue

The winner of Most Repeated Comment I’ve Heard the past two weeks is, “What’s going on? It feels like the world has gone mad!” Colorado’s Waldo Canyon wildfire swallowed up 27 square miles of woodland and 347 homes–one of more than … Continue reading

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The Cliche` That’s Actually True

My husband and I recently saw “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” a charming movie about seven seniors from wildly different backstories, who choose to retire to what was billed as an exotic, upscale senior community in India. It’s run by … Continue reading

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Why Gladys Valentine Trumps Dick Clark

When TV icon Dick Clark died this week, the Internet exploded with tributes and personal anecdotes about the man and his legacy. Best-known to the world as the genius behind “American Bandstand,”  I remember him as the man who taught me to love … Continue reading

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