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The Talking Watch

No elder care task fills me with more dread than having to reset the time on my dad’s talking watch.

The watch is old – circa 1970 or earlier – so it’s sturdy and well-made. 664 more words


Projects vs. Aging

This old gray mare ain’t what she used to be!!!!

I am a do-it-yourself kind of girl.

Always have been.

Growing up we didn’t have money to spare so we did almost all our own repairs and projects. 565 more words


Feminists Unite! Or Bake a Pie

As a child who came of age in the 1960s and 70s during the feminist movement, I am a bit confused by the recent spate of anti-feminist rhetoric circulating on social media from young women. 699 more words


Hershey Kisses solve my problems?

I’m happy…i ate three Hershey kisses!
they made me feel guilty, happy and wanting more!
I was good….I stopped at three…
I ate them as I was frustrated….. 87 more words



Liminal: “Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. (OED online)

Anvil: “A heavy block of existential dread that somehow hovers and follows one around in spite of its weight.” (Rebecca’s Big Book of Flexible Definitions) 838 more words


a tug on the leash - July 29


the dog stops more often

on our walks now

to sniff, to lift a leg,

to squat

or perhaps to fake one

of these so that he… 35 more words



creak, the bed moves and beneath my feet the floor is hushed whispering, my feet padding gentle across the stone tile- we are cold

brief in our lives, and memory even more so, muted we grow soft like  distortions of the clouds as they rain down – we are one moment… 45 more words