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All the King’s Horses, All the King’s Men

Sometimes I feel like Humpty Dumpty, fragmented into a thousand pieces, and I don’t know how to put myself back together again. As of today, I have been retired for five years, and I still cannot grasp what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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The Rest of My Life

Now that I have finally finished the newsletter for Hampton Roads Writers, I’m sitting in the quiet in my favorite bedroom, the one of I call the Sea Room because of all its lighthouse and sea pictures and other sea … Continue reading

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A Community of Believers

The last time I had my annual physical, my doctor asked me what I was doing to keep my mind busy.  “I write a blog,” I told him.  “That’s good,” he replied.  “Do you do any kind of puzzles?” he … Continue reading

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Preparing for Full Retirement

When my husband was offered a job here four years ago, we decided to take the leap to move from San Antonio to Virginia Beach.  It meant I had to give up my well-paying job as an academic dean.  Since I … Continue reading

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Professional Development

If you’ve noticed my posting schedule has been a little erratic of late, it’s because I’m on a business trip with my husband.  His trip, not mine, but I get to reap the benefits.  As a teacher, and even as … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

My father was a brilliant man, a mathematician, an aeronautical engineer who was head of the team who designed the airframe of the Blackhawk helicopter. I remember cocktail parties at our house, my brother and I sneaking halfway down the … Continue reading

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Today’s Daily Post Topic

The WordPress Daily Post topic for today is “Pick something you don’t like and choose to accept it.”  Usually, the things I choose to accept are the things I can’t change anyway.  Seems pointless to say I choose to accept … Continue reading

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All Good Things Must End

Do you ever notice, the older you get, the more things you took for granted seem to just disappear from your life, and you can’t even put your finger on their passing?  Take phone booths, for instance.  I saw one … Continue reading

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Pickles in Real Life

Certain books, cartoons, and jokes, though understood on some level by people of all ages, are understood at a deeper level by people who can relate to them.  Take the cartoon Pickles, for instance.  It is about the day-to-day lives … Continue reading

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Bilbo Baggins and Me

Bilbo Baggins.  My favorite character in Lord of the Rings.  He loved an adventure, always figuring another one was to be had around the corner, if he just kept on going.  Spring is in the air today, even though the … Continue reading

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