Something for the Ladies

Women’s History Month is here, and, while I am not a feminist—really, I like men holding doors for me, and occasionally appreciate the flirtatious comments on the street, and simply will not deal with anything gross that should be handled by a man—I thought it important to reflect on women (all things great and small). First, […]

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Music, Monsters, and Moving Forward

Bugs Bunny introduced my to classical music. I first heard the”Wedding March” by Mendelssohn not at a church wedding, but in the “Rabbit of Seville” episode where Elmer Fudd pursues Bugs through a theater. It was also where I was introduced to Rossini’s overture to The Barber of Seville. To this day I cannot hear the staccato music without thinking of […]

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No “And Then”

A long time ago, a newlywed couple regularly ordered Chinese food as a matter of course when working late or stressed from life’s woes in general (one suffers life’s woes much more in one’s 20s and Chinese food is so very comforting). The phone order taker seemed instructed to state the following after each item […]

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EQ, ET, IT & WTH

I’ve never wanted to be popular. I’ve wanted to be wanted, included, asked to all the parties other events. I’ve wanted people to like me, even the ones I really never liked. In grade school we used to play a game called 7-Up. It was the late-1970s, early 1980s version of Mean Girls without the humor. The […]

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Finally Fall

I seem to be seasonally obsessed lately. My last post was on the verge of Spring. Now I am inspired by the cooling of air, the turning of leaves, the honking of geese overhead (I assume flying South, though I am directionally-challenged). Some call my favorite season autumn, which I secretly prefer because ‘fall’ sounds […]

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Push on little bud

Spring has no choice. It is powerless against it’s directive: Push forth or die. Humans aren’t so lucky. Each year around this time is the same I’m forced out of my cave-like lifestyle. I reluctantly heed the call of spring. The answer is nature,  always bringing me to some green and blooming garden or arboretum. My husband also loves the […]

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The Choice to Ignore

Finally, a device that enables hard of hearing computer users to choose who they want to ignore in cyberspace. Most hard of hearing people are used to being tethered to portable devices like their mobile or cordless phone. People without hearing difficulties never worry about missing a text, call, or email should they wander a […]

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Thank You Jonathan Price

The walls were institutional green and smoke danced in slivers of sunlight that peeked in between the horizontal window blinds. The room was littered with twill-covered sofas and coffee tables were dotted with soda cans, some of which the tabs were broken off in the unspoken symbol of ashtray improvisation. It was the smoking lounge […]

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Love 40

Love means nothing. Zip, zilch, zero, or “l’oeuf” as the French would say. Actually the French haven’t called “nothing” a “l’oeuf”, or “egg”, since the origins of scoring in tennis. And they still don’t; only American tennis refers to zero as “Love” (sounds like l’oeuf”) when scoring a game, and it is also said to […]

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Futures-R-Us

Every June I want to quit my job. This  is tied to my romantic attachment of  having summers off from school. Every June I look back and feel nostalgic, look forward and feel nervous. When my brother graduated college seven years ago, I wrote a blog  that I hoped would share some wisdom and express my concerns […]

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