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When Falling Asleep Is An Elusive Chore

I can feel a good night’s sleep coming on like I can sense a weather change. I can also feel a bad one. There’s nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning as you watch the clock digits move slowly past midnight, then 1 a.m., and beyond.

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Birthday

Birthday Thoughts: ‘When I’m … 64???’ (Yikes!)

You can’t imagine how old and wretched I pictured this age when I first heard Paul McCartney’s song back in 1967.

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What I Wish I Had Known About Raising Teenage Boys

The other day I overheard two women talking about their high school age sons. “I can’t motivate him,” said one with a sigh. “He’s smart, but his grades are awful.”

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marriage

Marriage: How Do You Celebrate 40 Years of Everything?

Randy and I didn’t expect to have our big anniversary during a pandemic. But here we are and we’re adjusting.

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As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”?

Someone once said we discover who we really are as we age. I used to wonder if that was true.

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Food, shopping

Bizarre Food Shopping Rituals During Quarantine

We all took a vow recently in our family — we would avoid grocery stores at all costs. We have several people in our house more susceptible to Covid-19 than others.

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