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If you judged her life based on her social media presence, you would think it was all cotton candy and joy. The reality is different from the online persona. She’s not alone in this. We all do it. The trick … Continue reading
You need 14 hugs a day. Yeah, read that somewhere. How many good laughs do you need a day? Using your smile muscles affects your mental health. So you probably need an equal number of hugs and laughs. If you … Continue reading
Instead of barbecue sauce, she cooked her ribs with slices of bacon laid atop each rib. She didn’t think it was that creative or unusual, but when her guests bit into the ribs, they all exclaimed at length about what … Continue reading
The magazines near the grocery store checkout were talking about winter wardrobes. It made me smile. Who can afford two wardrobes? My winter wardrobe is just like my summer wardrobe, but piled on deeper in several layers. I did find … Continue reading
Vasquez watched from behind the two-way window as Betts questioned the suspect. She caught the exact moment Betts cracked through her lies. The suspect explained herself with, “I knew he was with my sister. I called him and he said … Continue reading
Life in the apartment building across the way is on display at night among those who don’t close their blinds. I like to leave my blinds open, but turn off all my lights so I can look out but no … Continue reading
Two grey heads bend over an iPad at the corner table in Starbucks. It looked like one of the grey ladies was teaching the other how to use her device. The learner was intense and jittery – afraid she’d made … Continue reading
I felt relaxed, a welcome feeling after a stressful week. The fall colors in the park were a pleasure, a bright antidote to my nervous system. I stopped to photograph some leaves. I noticed something back in the brush, a … Continue reading
When my family took a vacation it was to a place where my dad could golf or fish. A vacation for my mom might be sitting in the car with a book while my dad was off doing something. As … Continue reading