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Ernest

In 1976 our school, and maybe all of America, went Bicentennial Crazy.  Bicentennial celebrations covered the calendar for the entire year. And, that was the year that my grandma Green volunteered to make me a Betsy Ross costume for the … Continue reading

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On Being Fifty

People keep asking today, “How does it feel to be fifty?” So, I’ll say it here. It feels amazing! This, from a person who hates the over use of the word amazing.  This here really amazes me. When I was … Continue reading

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Pursuit of Happiness

I have a life. I am reasonably free. I haven’t yet exercised my self-evident right to pursue happiness. ‘Cuz this is not the happy I thought I would get. This is happy, but it’s not mine. My happy fits like … Continue reading

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Enough

I’ve decided, in honor of being six months away from 50 years old, to keep only one Resolution for this year and it is this: Enough. It just occurred to me this winter that I am an old woman now. … Continue reading

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Ragtime Cowboy Joe

Summer was always the same in my house.  One by one, we children would go off to camp, two weeks at a time, until summer was passed.  The kids still at home would hang out with Grandma, spend time at … Continue reading

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Take Me To The Water

Once, I was sitting poolside in a ritzy resort.  I was near my Catholic-rooted Italian and Armenian husband, and an American expat who’d been living most recently in Belgium.  “Americans are, oddly, the most religious people in the world.”  Said … Continue reading

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Swimming In The Water

When my little daughter was a baby, we’d bring her along to swim lessons with her older sister.  We wanted for her to be unafraid.  She loved it, and would float peacefully on her back while her sister dove and … Continue reading

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