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Just My Type: Difference of Opinion

Difference of Opinion

In my little corner of Massachusetts, a town board and a town committee recently disagreed over the best course of action. The committee was charged with making a recommendation to the board, which it did; the board decided to go a different direction. 932 more words

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Reserved: slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
“he is a reserved, almost taciturn man”
synonyms: reticent, quiet, private, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, undemonstrative, unsociable, formal, constrained, cool, aloof, detached, distant, remote, unapproachable, unfriendly, withdrawn, secretive, silent, taciturn. 362 more words


Guest Post: Caring for the Caregiver

By Dr. Elizabeth Reeve (with Elizabeth Verdick)

Your 13-year-old daughter just spent 45 minutes in the bathroom doing her hair while texting her friends in anticipation of her first big middle school dance. 1,496 more words

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No more raindrops keep falling on my head?!

     The old roof is well over 100 years old. It is slate. It is shot. It has patches on patches. The pictures this young roofer came down with on his phone to show The Curmudgeon were downright scary. 104 more words


Almost 84 Years And Given a New Name

It’s Easter morning.   I didn’t go to church today.  I only remember missing one Easter service in the last 35 years.  It was the day my first child was born — an Easter baby.  239 more words


Getting ready for the Pennwriters conference again!

     I didn’t go last year because Pittsburgh seemed too far away from The Curmudgeon when he was doing so poorly.  Lancaster is much closer to home so I feel safe in going this year. 229 more words


Time to Try Marijuana

At ninety-two, my father’s health is deteriorating.
I live with him. I’m tired of him. I want to smack him.
I think it is time to try marijuana. 106 more words

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