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Why Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem

February 5, 2019

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In this age of rapid-fire communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad news that keeps popping up everywhere: Horrific weather events keep gently nudging us that we are on a collision course with the environment, and that far worse is in store. Democracies around the world are failing, replaced by dictators, […]

The Heeby Jobbies and the Heebie Jeebies

July 5, 2016

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  A woman at a recent Trump rally asked “Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these heeby jobbies they wear at TSA?” Trump didn’t correct her, either by clarifying that the word was “hijabis,” nor that the question mark at the end of the […]

Communal Dressing Rooms: Where Dreams Go to Die

May 20, 2011

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  I’m just as evolved as the average woman.  I’m smart, I’m funny, and I can sing “See You in September” backward.  I paint, I write, I can still recite the entire introduction to the old TV show “Superman.” I’d say I have a pretty good self-image, except for two areas of life: finding myself at […]

Why I Don't Ride A Bike

July 21, 2010

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The other day, my Now Husband Dan asked, “You don’t ride a bicycle?”  This was an interesting question, since we have known each other since December 2002 and have lived together/been married for the last four years.  Apparently, his astute powers of observation are limited to things like “Wow!  Look at that squirrel in that […]

Why I Don’t Ride A Bike

July 21, 2010

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The other day, Now Husband asked, “You don’t ride a bicycle?”  This was an interesting question, since NH has known LBL since December 2002 and has lived with her since May 2006. Apparently, his astute powers of observation are limited to things like “Wow!  Look at that squirrel in that tree a couple blocks down!” […]