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Two weeks ago our family drove up to northern Minnesota to attend a wedding of Kristina, a young woman who grew up in our neighborhood and who is to this day a very close friend...

How to Weather the Winter Weather Until the Covid Solstice in the Spring

As I was making coffee last Monday morning I absolutely could not remember if it was Sunday or Monday. I stood there watching the coffee dribble into the pot totally stumped. I had to pull...

One Thing To Do, Sometimes, When Things Are Tough

Last week my daughter Maya and I drove to NYC to move her out of her apartment. She moved to Manhattan over a year ago with the excitement and anxiousness that any young person would...

How to Reverse a Blow Out

Have you had any blow outs recently? With yourself, something, or someone? Not the ones where you go into a hair salon and have them blow out your hair (which you can’t do now anyway)....

Potentially Problematic Pandemic Peevishness

I have a Miele dishwasher. Who gives a shit you might be thinking. Or you could be thinking what a fool I am for spending so much money on a dishwasher (I would be in...

3 Steps to Smoother Sailing in Choppy Waters

Two weeks ago our internet service started shutting down at random times. One minute humming along, the next suddenly gone. In the past, in less complicated times, I have had to interrogate this problem over...

This Could Be the Last Time

Given that I have a 65 year old body topped off with a full head of white hair, the thought “This Could Be the Last Time” has started to bubble up from my brainstem into...

R2 Where Are You

Hello Friends:) I wanted to drop a note to share a story with you that I found really moving. I am enrolled in a speaking program called Heroic Public Speaking and as part of the...

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