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The Audacity to Bloom

June 22, 2017

A few months ago, we had some really windy days –the kind that knock down power lines and blow my casement windows open — and a tragic thing happened. Jamal got knocked off our back stairs. Jamal is a cactus my daughter bought years ago at Ikea. He’s one hell of a cactus. He sat ignored in my daughter’s room for about a year, then got moved to…

Great Memories


April 10, 2014

(Any man reading this, who finds me, even the least bit attractive, should stop reading now.  Your bubble will be burst.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.) Two days ago, after my shower, I dared to do something I’m a little afraid to do anymore.  I slowly approached the magnifying mirror thinking I might check the state of my eyebrows.  It’s one of those tap-three-times-for-the-brightest-light-magnifying-mirrors, and I was…