Looking ahead bluntly and bravely

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Pardon me for jumping ahead of myself but it has come to my attention that some of the kids of the 1940s are beginning to turn 70 already!

How can that be?  It’s gotta be a trick designed to force us to buy more ginsing, Maalox and really ugly shoes. Still, the beginning of a new decade is a good time to take an inventory of where we are and where we’d rather be. In other words, we might as well choke or get a grip Continue reading

Hush Yo Mouth, I’m the South

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The world has officially fallen off its axis. I’m convinced of it.  That, or we’ve slipped through one of those black holes and everyone is having a hard time regaining equilibrium.

I didn’t discover this latest disaster until early the wee hours this morning. Sleepless and bored, I tuned the TV to a program taped by the Mississippi wildlife organization.  I have zero interest in hunting and fishing but what caught my attention was the intriguing lead-in. Continue reading

Moving to New Zealand : But Not yet

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My life has become fairly discombobulated over the past few weeks,  and today I gave in to my addiction.

I confess.  I am compelled to move the furniture every few weeks.  I have moved the dining room to the back porch and the back porch to a guest room. If I could pry my cooktop off its base I would move it to the bathroom so I could cook while bathing. Continue reading

Six things I pretend to know now that I’m approaching 70

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When I was sixteen, I thought I was a genius.  Now I know I’ve always been an idiot and will likely be for the rest of my days.  So I think I will just sit back and enjoy my idiocracy..  There’s a whole lot less pressure.

A bunch of my girl friends from the West Point High School Class of ’65 are turning 69 this month and we are all being rounded up for the biggy next year.  I feel as though I’ve been sleeping for the last decade and it’s time to wake up and get involved in this thing called life. Continue reading