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Guilty pleasures

Guilty Pleasures Are Difficult To Give Up

If character is defined by what we do, I’m in trouble. Yes, I perform some worthwhile, productive services here and there, but so much of my existence is spent on time-wasting drivel.

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Joyce

What Would Joyce Do? A Loving Tribute To A Mother-In-Law

The other morning, I came to my kitchen desk and found a picture of my Texan mother-in-law, Joyce, who passed away five years ago.

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sons

What Are the Most Shocking Things about Adult Sons?

Wait. I’ve been a Mom almost 30 years? How did that happen? One moment my boys are sipping juice boxes. The next they’re playing Beer Pong in the basement.

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beach chair

When Did Beach Chairs Get So Complicated?

Alas, there’s a new test for flexibility in our later years. No, it’s not how well we touch our toes or pull a stretch band. It’s how low we can sit in a beach chair.

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Kindle

Why I Can’t Survive Without My Kindle

I try and stay away, but fail every time. It’s so easy to use, so lightweight and compact, so effortless. When I want something, I press a button and what I crave appears in seconds, like magic.

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Meals

Meals Are An Intergenerational Activity At Laurie’s House

Welcome to the Stone house, where everyone gets a turn at the culinary wheel. There are five of us living here. Thankfully, everyone takes a turn one night a week procuring dinner.

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