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  • Downward Dog

    Downward

    It’s a popular yoga position and a new TV show.The latest episode aired  tonight.      And yes, it moved me as it always does,Downward Dog  is about a dog... Read more

    Posted on 24 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Anne Frank and My Life

    Anne Frank Life

    I visit my  other every other day in the memory facility (nursing home) and our visits are  usually business related (signatures, are needed, bills must be... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Seeing Inside

    Seeing Inside

    I had a few minutes alone with my mother at her rehab  facility.    It’s a nursing home, really…but ardly the sad, urine stenched homes for the elderly they use... Read more

    Posted on 19 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Resignation

    Surrender.     Resignation.     Settling, not for less, but by means of finding one’s comfort zone in areas where comfort can’t exist.A lot of has happened i th... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Conversations with Life

    Not your life….not his life….MY life.And in these dialogs, Life teaches me things….marvelous Life lessons and I’ve even taught Her few things, too. Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • On The Road To Zen

    Road

    I’ve just learned that one of my passions has an Italian name.  Dolce far niente means the joy or sweetness of doing nothing, which is what I’ve been doing a lo... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Dear Younger Self

    Dear Younger Self

    My darling younger Laurie,What I am doing is nothing new.  In fact, writing letters to one’s younger self is downright hackneyed.   Everyone does it. Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • As The Writer Writes

    Writer Writes

    I watched the movie, “The Outsiders” a few days ago, from the comfort of my uncomfortable old couch.   If memory serves and it really hasn’t been lately, I the... Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Politics of Dating

    In Broascaating, you collect a lot of unemployment and you do odd jobs odd people who really, really liked you on the air.   They almost only ever agree to an... Read more

    Posted on 03 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • In Praise of Meaty Women 2017

    Praise Meaty Women 2017

    If you,d cut me in half, you’d count 58 rings.   Yep, this old tee with boobs and graying hair with some blond in there somewhere, thank you, have seen  a lot o... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Fran and The Clothes Hamper: A True Story

    It was June, 1967 and I was eight years old.Earlier that year, my parents decided to break free of the shackles of abject middle classdom and create nothing... Read more

    Posted on 28 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Globalization

    Globalization

    WIth President Trump in office, we hear so much about the term “globalization” these days.   With a successful businessman at the nation’s helm, the word might... Read more

    Posted on 26 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 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