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This, right here, is officially the 800th entry for “When EF Talks.”

It’s a little hard to fathom, really.
That’s a heck-of-a-lot ‘o writing over a heck-of-a-lot ‘o years. 400 more words

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I'll see you in Four Months

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dear Nicky:

          I am at a total blank for writing this letter. Then again I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you. Another thing that might not surprise you, I didn’t write this over the weekend instead I wrote it an hour before seeing you. 904 more words



Driving home last night, with traffic moving at a snail’s pace, I had time to admire the high peaks of the Adirondacks; a massive blanket of green with the highest peaks in the clouds.  169 more words

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& How I Met Your Mother

My first serious relationship went on and off for a few years shy of a decade. We were the definition of “It’s complicated” before it was a relationship title. 549 more words

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A couple purchased a fairly expensive bottle of chardonnay yesterday; the husband insisting on not choosing the least expensive bottle because they were on vacation.  I immediately thought of my husband.  173 more words

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Grief, Unstoppable

As time goes by, grief changes like most things do over time.  It comes unexpectedly now, sparked by simple things like shopping for fishing lures by myself, a love scene on TV, his pack basket displaying local wines, or my grandson telling me he misses his grandpa.  157 more words

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Plans Will Laugh in Your Face. Guaranteed.

I confess. I thrive on plans. I menu plan like crazy, for reduced stress in preparation, and for budgeted grocery lists.  Love organizing to do lists. 486 more words