Category: Just for Fun

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IRL

I love social media. I have met some kickass people who loved me from a distance, or through their art, or intelligence or vulnerability or smiley faces during a shit hard time in my real life. I wouldn’t exchange them. Oh geez, nothing out of the ordinary that I’d need a “go fund me” for, but a shake up. That being said, I feel fortunate that it wasn’t around when I was a kid. Real life is hard enough as a teen, without a constant barrage of more things to think about. As an adult, I have been accused of...

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Match Game

“Most people confuse their life situation with their actual life, which is an underlying flow beneath the everyday events.” Richard Rohr, Falling Upward I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with friends about modern dating. Our stats are: never married, divorced over a decade, widowed at a young age and newly separated after a quarter century of marriage. Oh, this set is over forty as well. Seems like each decade brings a different perspective on dating. Priorities change over time and such. Apparently while we were married or figuring out how to be happy single, a new world called “online dating’...

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Mouths of Babes

My thirteen year-old child told me the reason math should not be a part of his school curriculum is in the “nature of what they ask you to do.” He said that anything that directs you with “problems to solve” is a bad idea. It tickled me so much I just told him that he needed to channel Vanilla Ice and played the song for him. The one where he sings, “If there is a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it.” I’m afraid he wasn’t terribly amused but he did finish his math lesson. Reminds me of his response to me,...