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Singing My Loudest — Why I Love My Car

September 17, 2017

I went to the movies last week and saw Baby Driver,  a movie so full of amazing action, romance, sweetness, fast cars, evil, and the most fantastic sound track, it has me thinking about cars and music, and how sometimes the combination can be life-changing. I also now understand why people get so attached to their cars. My car is not flashy. It’s a 2006 dark gray/blue Honda…

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Women Always Find the Good in Each Other — Garlic helps

May 12, 2017

Theresa is the first wife of my ex-husband. She rocks. But for years I didn’t realize that because I was married to my then husband, and his characterizations may not have been completely accurate because pesky emotion was involved. I should have known better because the son she and my ex had together is absolutely wonderful. You don’t turn out that great if there isn’t someone molding you,…


Step-kids and Lasagne Sundays

July 10, 2015

My kids were gone for a mini-family reunion at their dad’s house for the Fourth of July and I missed them, so I wanted to cook something wonderful when they returned. It was Sunday and my Italian soul longed for lasagne. It was just special enough that my devious plan, to get them (including my daughter’s boyfriend)  to stay for a meal, worked. Now that’s success. (See what…

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The Oprah Winfrey of Glendale

January 29, 2014

I was walking my dog at about 9:30 tonight when I ran into a neighbor with her two dogs. Since we’re dog people we usually exchange mindless pleasantries, try to keep the dogs from killing each other or mating, and move on, but tonight she asked me something that surprised me. As our dogs happily sniffed each other, she asked how I was doing. I said I was…