Aging Vibe Check.

One thing I can proudly claim is that I’ve never succumbed to societal brainwashing around aging. Maybe it’s because my I thought my maternal Grandmother was super-cool growing up because she was classy and sophisticated. Maybe it’s because my paternal grandparents were badass farmer-types and when I went out on…

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On Grief And Gag T-Shirts

My Mom’s birthday was a year ago yesterday. It was a Saturday and she requested Outback Steakhouse for dinner but since we were in the first surge of the pandemic I ordered it for carry out and my daughter and I went to pick it up. I remember it very…

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Me + Books: A Love Story

My first book obsessions that I can remember were the Babysitters Club books. I was allowed to order the “new” one with each Scholastic Book club order form sent home from school. My Dad built me a little bookshelf that had four sides and was the exact size of those…

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The Biggest Changes Are Mental

For about 30 years, starting around age 16, I was dieting. Even when I was pregnant I would try to “diet” thinking that maybe instead of gaining weight I could just convert they weight I didn’t want into baby weight so that when I lost the baby weight I’d be…

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Solstice Math and Hope

I’m not the kind of person who has a spiritual relationship with the solstice that involves ceremony or rituals. I don’t want anyone to think I’m trying to appropriate Pagan or Wiccan rites that don’t belong to me. I don’t even know of other cultural or spiritual groups that have…

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