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Friday night dinners

My daughter and I loved to watch the TV show, “Gilmore Girls.” If you’re not familiar it, single mom and daughter Lorelai and Rory had to go to their stodgy grandparents/parents weekly Friday night dinners in exchange for their payment of Rory’s school tuition.  Those visits were epic-ly tense, combative, and dreaded. But it gave […]

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Too scared to do what?

If there were a class you wished you would have taken in your school career, what would it be? Maybe going out for the baseball team or for girls volleyball? I know I wished I would have started violin lessons in the sixth grade. I had just moved from a farm where the local school […]

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Single is My Jam - It's the Simple Life Voice from the Middle

Invisible at 50

I’ve never liked attention. I stand in the back. I’m the last to walk through the door. I’m late for things so I can slip in. I stay quiet until I know someone. I’m tall and blonde so I’ve gotten my fair share of men’s looks. Most of the time it made me feel uncomfortable […]

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Single Awareness Day

Did you all make it through, “Single Awareness Day”? Ya know, Valentine’s Day. This year I just ignored the entire day — except for getting “Love” gifts for my grands. I didn’t wear red as in previous years; I didn’t have anxiety the week before; and I gave it no notice whatsoever. The most thought […]