Category: history

Front Load

  Things are far better today than they were years ago. Today’s music is just as good, if not better than, The Stones, Bob Dylan, and Elvis. The benefits of technology far outway the blown-out-of-proportion drawbacks. Netflix and Bitmojis are like glitter. Not necessary, but kind of fun. Today’s children believe respect is earned. The…

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Air Out

It might be time to step outside. I’m thinking near the ocean or under another gorgeous full moon, something to help gain perspective. Over the past few months, things have become incredibly myopic, and while I understand disappointment, I am confused by the over-the-top drama. My choice for elected-follower didn’t win on Tuesday either, but a…

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Soiled Jeans

When Maggie was younger, she played with snails in our backyard. She would dig through the dirt, make them little leaf houses, talk to them, and then beg me to let her bring them in her room.  This went on for a while and then one day her brother and sister got involved.  They grabbed a…

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Worn

The faces of 9/11 look older now. The actual photographs, hair styles, clothing, are aging.  America has moved on and it’s been so long since that horrific day that the people we lost are starting to look different. I remember the first time I went through the memorial of the victims, on the first anniversary, they…

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Overcoat

The British Museum is following me on Twitter. I realize this is of little importance to most people.  They do follow 38,600 tweeters, so I understand the lack of enthusiasm. For me though, this is sort of like, oh I don’t know, Queen Elizabeth, the first one, showing up at my door and telling me she,…

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Washboard

I’m not always sure we are heading in the right direction. Plant based, gluten free, dairy free, fish oils, chia seeds, vitamins, juicing…the list goes on and on, and while I participate in much of it, some days I wonder why. My grandparents didn’t take vitamins, they smoked, drank with friends.  My grandmother made things…

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Foundation Piece

I went to Ray’s Pizza last night for dinner. I’m pretty sure everyone has a Ray’s Pizza by now, but I really like mine.  It has red vinyl booths, odd “where did you even buy this” artwork, some sporting event is always on the television, and the menu is lit from behind on a 1985…

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Bleach

I go to a day spa type of place for my…maintenance. Let’s call it that because Maggie is always telling me, “Keep it rated G, Mom.  Let’s keep it G.” Anyway, a girl needs things done, so I go.  The other day I noticed there’s a Menu of Services, so while I was waiting I…

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