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Pretty is as pretty does

My next door neighbor wanted me to cut back some trees on my property last year, so she could see around the bend in the road.  It was a knarly copse of pine trees that I had never paid much attention to.  I told her I liked all the honeysuckle growing over there because it smelled good and looked prettier than those prickly trees.  She asked me if I knew that vine plants like that will eventually kill whatever it is they are growing all over.  So one weekend my son and I decided to tackle the mess.  We started...



I don’t downshift very fast, meaning I’m not dumb, but I am a slow processor. I never made the “A” classes in my early schooling and thought I had something missing. I won’t be the first one to pick up spilled milk, or swerve from the squirrel, or really understand my own feelings until a day or two after I have felt them. I forget this a lot too. It hit me the hardest after having children, as soon as I figured out one stage they slipped into the next one. But I did understand rather quickly that I wanted...


Fair Game

I am 50 and single and triggered by bullshit, so, fair warning. Plus I have gathered quite a few other people’s quotes to help me explain myself.   I was planning to write on love and somehow it morphed into fairness.  Makes me think of the phrase, “All’s fair in love and war.”  Sadly, I detest that saying.  Some friends and I in a single’s group were spit-balling on love and relationships.  One of those members is Lisa Mickey, a fellow armchair philosopher.  She once gave me a great checklist of what she looks for in a dating relationship.  She...