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All you gotta do is dance

Last night, dear readers, McIrish and I endeavored to practice our dancing skills. Let me set the scene for you. I consider myself to be a fair dancer. Solo, that is. I know my moves—keep the feet simple, head-bop, use … Continue reading

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The Zen arts

My friend Joss bought a house last year in the middle of the pandemic. It’s tiny, in an adorable neighborhood, perfect for one woman and her dog. Since Joss was in my pandemic bubble, I got to help her unpack … Continue reading

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My childhood Easters

When I was a kid, Easter was a very big deal to our family. In later years, we’d go to the Easter Vigil mass, which I loved and often sang in, but back in the day… First came the dresses. … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

  I took a walk around an old cemetery today. I love cemeteries, though I don’t want to be buried in one. I’m more of a cremation/compost type of person. But cemeteries tell the end stories of so many people. … Continue reading

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The things we take for granted

This pandemic thing is a year old now, and the end is near (those words finally sound damn cheerful, don’t they?). I know we’ll all have to continue to be careful and wear masks and be smart, but here are … Continue reading

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According to the Kristan calendar…

Ugh. March. Who invented March? Why? Mud, snow, dirty snow, gray skies, more mud, more gritty, dirty snow, raw winds, that hint of spring only to be covered in snow…I could really do without March. I know I’m a hardy … Continue reading

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Salty Self-Acceptance Yoga for Imperfect Bodies

  Since the pandemic, I’ve been doing yoga at home. Yoga with Adriene, to be specific. I love her, and I feel like she loves me. But there is one problem with Adriene, and that is her physical perfection. She’s … Continue reading

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Fur babies

Back before I had dogs of my own, I vowed that I would not be the kind of pet owner who treated their pets like babies. I had children before we got Digger, so I already knew that as much … Continue reading

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COVID clothes

I got dressed today. (Yes, this is blog-worthy). Around noon, after being awake for four-plus hours, I took a shower and put on something that wasn’t pajamas. Really nice black pants, cool white shirt, earrings, mascara. I put banana cream … Continue reading

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Word weary

I’m tired of hearing and reading certain words, gang. Plus, I’m a little crotchety today because it’s January 17, and already this year has lasted half my lifetime. Since I have absolutely nothing interesting to report, I thought I’d entertain … Continue reading

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