Category Archives: Lifestyle

THE THING ABOUT RETIREMENT

A little over a year ago, I retired from my full-time job as a records scanner for a large medical concern. In reality, it was quitting since there is no Social Security payment involved, but only time that is now … Continue reading

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RANT

Warning: This blog is rated PG-13 for V, L, P (politics), SA (substance abuse). Next blog I’ll say something nice. Promise. It’s election year. Enough said, except this year is even stupider than usual. It was one thing when we … Continue reading

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ALCOHOLISM: NOT AS BAD AS KARL

I knew I had a drinking thing, but I didn’t call it a problem. There’s an old joke found primarily on tee shirts: I don’t have a drinking problem. I drink, I get drunk, I fall down. No problem. That … Continue reading

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF EARLY SPRING

Spring in Portland, Oregon comes early. February is a magical month, where crocuses bloom and Japanese quince burst their coral buds. It begins with the snowdrops, one unseasonably warm and sunny day, and progresses in between rain storms to a … Continue reading

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IS THIS YOUR YEAR TO SKIP VALENTINE’S DAY?

Valentine’s Day, two little words signifying love and relationship. Originally intended to honor a sweetheart, lover, or wife, Valentine’s Day has expanded to cover anything and everything you could vaguely ever love. This is the work of advertising agencies and … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Weigh Your Characters Carefully

Source: Weigh Your Characters Carefully How much do book characters weigh? Does the author tell you or leave it up to your imagination? Do you want to see characters as an image of yourself, or would you rather visualize what … Continue reading

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VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE OF THE ENTERPRISE

Captain Kirk was shorter than he looked standing on the bridge of the Enterprise. It was the regality of his surroundings, the poise of his stance, and of course the camera angle that made him look tall as a Norse … Continue reading

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IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I’VE WORN HIGH HEELS

It’s been a long time since I’ve worn high heels. The aging feet don’t fit the same way they used to. The aging legs feel awkward, not sexy. The aging butt will take more than a little lift to regain … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH STUFF

        Too much stuff. I write while I drive because too much stuff to do at home. Too much stuff on the list. The reading The hospice visits The foster cat Got to start another list. Too … Continue reading

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