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Sweet Sixtyeen

For those of you who haven’t heard, I’m celebrating a big birthday this year. How big, you ask? Let me give you a hint: I turned ‘Plenty-nine’ last November. Need more clues? This next one has a zero in it. And a six. You know that I’m not still in kindergarten...
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Contemplating Costco

Cut in line for samples at Greenville Costco turns into fight between two 70-year-old men, police say —Noah Feit, nfeit@thestate.com, The State Published 12:47 p.m. ET Aug. 1, 2018 People, people, people. What is it about Costco that makes normally rational humans behave like beasts? My best guess is that...
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Blue Jeans Blues

I never thought this day would come In fact, I’m still in awe As recently as a month ago I’d have scoffed and said, ‘Pshaw’ Who me? Why, never! That’s not my style You would not catch me dead And yet, I’m here and breathing Though my face is bright,...
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Yoga…with the best of Intentions

A promise is a promise…no matter what.  How could I disappoint Janie*, the sweetest of my friends? (*Names in this story have been changed to protect Jeanie-I mean Janie’s- identity and to spare me the wrath of Kelly, Brooke and Diane, who have been touting the benefits of yoga for years.)...
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You say you want a resolution….

Dateline: Washington, DC. January 1, 2018 New Year’s resolutions were officially banned across the United States today. In a rare display of bi-partisan unity, both houses of Congress agreed that all declarations made before the first of the year were meaningless, as well as those made in a hung over...
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Mimi’s Night at the Opera

O Mimì, tu più non torni—”O Mimì, will you not return?” “La Bohème” Act lV One would imagine that with a name like Mimi I would be destined to become an opera lover. Not so. It took 57 years, six months and 4 days before I even attended my first...
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