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Mortal After All

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

My morning, depicted in emojis:

1)  Driving the kids to school, so I can be there for one of my mom meetings. 692 more words


It's a question of character

By Caitlin Kelly

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think… 683 more words


I am officially old

Proof number 1: at the hardware store, I was buying a can of spray paint. After it was scanned, the register prompted the cashier to enter the customer’s birth date. 161 more words

Domestic Life

autumn clearances postponed

My plan for today was to start clearing up the garden. Just as well, I visited the reader today, to learn I shouldn’t. Reading up the latest post of… 154 more words


Forty+ is the New Hot

In the 1970’s, the model of the good life came from shows like Happy Days and The Brady Bunch. But the former was straight-up nostalgia, and one could only take so much of the Brady-schmaltz before tuning out with Pink Floyd and a joint. 299 more words

Aleppo Swimming Hole

This just in from Syria, by way of a London “Channel 4 News” Report.  ‘Course this was 9/28/2016 in Aleppo, more than 4 days and 100 children’s bombing deaths ago:


coffee table books

thequirkyone mentioned coffee table books on a comment recently. I used to love coffee table books of all sorts.

I recall having had many of them, on all kind of topics. 373 more words

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