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  • The Lottery

    “I only have to make it through the news”, she thought. “I just have to stomach the news.”The lottery numbers were always announced just before the weather... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Birthday Plus One

    Birthday Plus

    Yesterday, I turned 58.    Didn’t you see the skywriting?    The fireworks ?   Didn’t you feel the Earth’s  axis shift a smidge??? Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Birthday

    It’s Earth Day  and my birthday.The irony of April 22,   a day set aside for revering Mother Earth and while celebrating  the anniversary of  my birth isn’t los... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • What Is It About Hair???

    What About Hair???

    Actor/musician,  Lenny Kravitz was once quoted as saying:“I needed to change my energy, so I cut my hair…..Now, I’m growing some new energy.”And  then there’s... Read more

    Posted on 19 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Finishing School

    Finishing School

    Oh, to be a properly finished young woman; one who knows how important it is to exit a room as well as enter it; how to exit a car in a ladylike fashion, which... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • In The Meantime

    Meantime

    Experts, including ordinary people  who’ve lived through loss, insist  that any and all major decisions should be put off for at least one year.   For 12... Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Grieving

    Grieving

    “No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Homeland, In Summation

    Another season has bitten the quivering bottom lip.  We’re now condemned to spend 12 months worth of Sunday evenings without laying eyes on the ugliest cryer... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Homeland

    Homeland

    I’m not going to get into the specifics of the season.   If you’re a fan of the show, you already know what the specific personalities and traits of the main... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • London 3/23/17

    It’s a city I’ve been fascinated with since the film, Mary Poppins.   I desperately wanted to go there, to see the place where a soot covered Rob Petrie cavorte... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Letter is “T”

    Mrs. G.  was my first grade teacher.    Now, keep in mind I’m from a small town in South Central Texas and this little hamlet wasn’t very enterprising. Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Famous Dogs and Cats

    Famous Dogs Cats

    I guess it’s because I’m looking down the barrel of age 58, but sometimes I watch movies, even the ones released as recently as past ten-15 years and I wonder... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Dilemma at The Check Out Counter

    I rarely ask for your feedback and dear readers, you rarely offer it, but this post will be an exception.  I want…nay…I need your thoughts on an  experience I... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Good Grief

    If I had superpowers at my disposal one would the uncanny ability to remove soapscum from a bathtub at will.Being a human capable of flight sans an airplane is ... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Politics and Radio and Homeland

    Had I been smarter, more attractive, farther up on “the spectrum”, further down, more conniving, more authentic about my inauthenticity, I would  have loved to... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • I Had A Day

    I played Caduceus and took myself off this particular anti-seizure medication I was on.    Dangerous?  Risky?   Of course, but with my self-obtained Masters... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Miracles

    When things happen in my life…things that loosen a shingle or 30…I tend to think  a lot about what  happened, how it happened and the always impossible, why it... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Madonna Is Still Trying

    Madonna Still Trying

    Hey kids, this is what misplaced narcissism looks like. It’s also what desperate marketing looks like.Madonna (who always referred to herself as an artist and... Read more

    Posted on 24 January 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Political Wifestyle

    Political Wifestyle

    It would be almost impossible not to have watched just about any part of the recent inauguration of President Donald Trump, not seen his uber stylish wife (and... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Life Lesson #406

    You’ll never get this missive. You’ll never read it. I’ll never send it. If I could, where would I send it? Heaven? Two reasons that would be folly: I don’t kno... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2017 SELF EXPRESSION