Let’s Talk Sports/ Sportsmanship, Shall We?

  I am the least athletic person you will ever know. I was a clumsy kid who broke her glasses, (sometimes on purpose), at least twice a year, often from falling off my bike. I am a total nerd without an athletic bone in my body.     I’m not a big sports fan, for the most part. I grew up rooting for the Detroit Tigers baseball team but, knew nothing about football or basketball until I met my husband. He grew up in Boston and was a Celtics and Red Sox fan but, Boston didn’t have a football team
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To Oprah…or not to Oprah? That is the Question

  It is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday today and Nicholas Kristoff, of the NYTimes, shared Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. It’s an iconic work that I hadn’t read in many years. I hope you can find the time to give it a read today. https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html We’ve come so far in our society since the sixties but, with the current administration, we are taking many steps backward. It would behoove the President to read all of Dr. King’s words but, particularly this letter. Unfortunately, we all know he doesn’t ‘read.’ How sad is that? In honor of Dr. King’s
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I’m Baaack!

  It’s been about six weeks since my last post. I didn’t plan it that way but, sometimes it helps to step away for a bit. Our current political climate was getting to me and then came December. If you have sons who have their own families you probably know you play second fiddle during the holidays. I used to get upset about playing second fiddle but, I’ve adapted. Besides, they both have sons of their own and will likely go through the same logistics with holidays some day. Our work around for this issue is to create our own
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For All the #MeToo’s

  I don’t know about you, but for me, I’m kind of stunned at the huge numbers of #MeToo’s I’ve seen since Weinstein was outed. Not to mention the huge number of other disgusting predators who have been exposed. But, none hold a candle to this vile excuse for a man in Alabama.       Writing about my own experiences with sexual predators has a lot to do with what’s taken so long to finish my memoir. Somehow you manage to block those experiences from your mind, simply to keep your own sanity, but they never really leave you.
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The Bathroom Reno Reveal!

  Today I want to brag on my husband, Dave, and shout out a huge thank you to Adam Wing of Magnolia Construction, best cabinet maker ever, and rave about a company that is incredible to work with, Wayfair.com. The bathroom reno is into the finishing touches like moldings and such, and it is beautiful. I marvel at the things involving tools and construction that my husband has always been able to do. He didn’t learn it during his career in retail, and he definitely didn’t learn it from his dad, who could barely tell a hammer from a screwdriver.
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In 1968 Two Crazy Kids Got Married

  I’m sharing a post I published two years ago about our humble beginnings. Now, as we are about to enter our 49th year together, I have updated this a little bit but, not too much because our beginning will be the end of the memoir and I don’t want to spoil that for anyone.     Our wedding was a bit of a rush job due to Dave getting transferred to Scarsdale, NY. I had moved to a tiny furnished apartment in Pittsburgh shortly after high school, and Dave was living with his parents a short drive away. The
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Random Ranting, and Some Good News!

  I have been diligently working on the memoir, and the first draft is almost finished! WOOHOO! Just wanted you to know why the blog has been, somewhat, neglected most of this summer. But, as you know, I turn to all of you whenever a rant has built up to the point of making my head explode. I hope you understand and realize how much I need and appreciate you for times like these.   The memoir has been a way for me to escape the crazy news about the idiot in chief, if only for a few hours a
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Calling Mr. Mueller!

  I am pretty certain there aren’t any drumpf supporters reading my blog posts anymore, and I’m fine with that. But, if there is even one left I hope they will give this post some serious thought. I know a few people who admitted to voting for him to “shake things up”, so they said. Frankly, I didn’t feel a need for that but, I acknowledged their right to vote for change if they felt that need.   What I feel a need for are term limits. You know how it is when you get in a rut and feel
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Seat of the Pants Cooking, Summer edition

  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve posted about my ‘Seat of the Pants’ cooking style. Since the last post, I’ve gotten a new slow cooker and I find them more useful in the heat of the summer than the winter.     In cold winter months, I’d rather have a roast in the oven that fills the house with an aroma that makes your mouth water. Not that you don’t get some good scents coming from the slow cooker but, it’s not the same. Anyway…before I get into what I cooked yesterday I want to tell you
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Old White Men Syndrome

  I’d like to discuss a problem I feel we here in the USA seem to have that most other democracies do not. Old White Men Syndrome.     Now, don’t get me wrong, I love many ‘old white men’. My husband is on that list. I suppose I should change it to read, Old White Republican Men Syndrome. My husband and sons and male friends are more about equality than oppression of ‘the weaker sex’. I’m not talking about niceties like opening a door for someone being a problem, that’s simply good manners and if I’m at the door
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