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What I learned on my social media detox

Hello again! As you might know, I took my second annual social media break from December 15 till January 7. It was rather heavenly, gang. Of course, I did miss you and seeing your news and chatting online with you. … Continue reading

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An unexpected angel

Well, it’s that time of year, so I’m going to tell you a Christmas story. It’s not the happiest story, but maybe it’s a good story anyway. When my father was killed many years ago by a drunk driver, I was just … Continue reading

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Dream Come True

Dearest Son turned 22, and we watched home movies this morning. I made brunch at his request, and the Princess, her fiancé and my mom came over for eggs and bacon, pancakes and donuts. His sister gave him a retro … Continue reading

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Our most pathetic Thanksgiving ever

Hello? I would like to enter the contest for most depressing Thanksgiving, please! Yes, yes, I know that many people had depressing Thanksgivings this year, and many more will come home infected with COVID and be even more depressed, but … Continue reading

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Day in the Life of a Writer

People often ask me if I write every day. The answer is no. But I work every day. Every single day. When you’re a writer, it means everything you in order to produce a book is A) done alone and … Continue reading

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Li’l Flannery

I bought a human head. Okay, okay, I bought a fake human head. But still. I’m going to be doing my daughter’s hair for her wedding in June, and here’s the thing. The Princess doesn’t love to have her hair … Continue reading

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My first lousy best friend

This is the story of a friend who tried to tell me for years that she just didn’t like me very much, and how I ignored her very strong messaging. Barbarosa—not her real name—and I were high school friends. She … Continue reading

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To All the Songs I’ve Loved Before

  Some songs have had all the life squeezed out of them. Let’s face it. Songs that are so familiar they’re just white noise. It doesn’t mean the artist isn’t talented, or the song wasn’t once great, but I find … Continue reading

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Getting Married & Being Married

My little girl is engaged. Oh, we knew it was coming, and we couldn’t be more thrilled, because her fiancé is kind and thoughtful, hardworking and honest. His family loves the Princess as if she were their own, and we … Continue reading

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Non-buyer’s remorse

  Dictionary.com defines buyer’s remorse as a feeling of regret experienced after making a purchase, typically one regarded as unnecessary or extravagant. I do not suffer from this. I suffer from non-buyer’s remorse. Take, for example, that brownstone in a … Continue reading

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