My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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Politics

Politics

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Blather, NaBloPoMo | 2 comments

I do a political podcast on Wednesdays, and told the people I work for about it — but for some reason, they always try to get hold of me while I’m “on the air.” Maybe it’s because once I told them about it I stayed very, very quiet. It’s not smart to bring politics into business… and I’m a liberal Democrat performing...

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I Blame Menopause

I Blame Menopause

By on Nov 4, 2014 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

My mind is a jumble this afternoon, which has become my go-to state… and is one of the reasons I find it so tough to write these days. I blame menopause. I find myself blaming menopause for everything that goes wrong in my life: I blame it for my mood swings, my uncontrollable weight gain, and my inability to focus on anything for more than 10 minutes at a...

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Because I Really Do Care

Because I Really Do Care

By on Nov 3, 2014 in Blather, Empty Nest, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

I love the first couple of days of the month. Not only does it feel like a fresh slate, but there’s the added joy of finding NO NEW BILLS in the mail. But today’s mail included an envelope addressed to “Parents of” from my daughter’s college – with the notation: “FINAL EXAMS INFORMATION ENCLOSED.” Naturally, I opened...

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Marshall McLuhan was Right

By on Nov 2, 2014 in Blather, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

Does anyone study Marshall McLuhan any more? He was all the rage when I was in high school and college, even making a famous cameo in “Annie Hall.” I never really got him, even though I was first exposed to his work in high school and am pretty sure I had to read him as a media major in college. I vividly remember sitting through a film of “The...

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Re-Entry

Re-Entry

By on Nov 1, 2014 in Blather, Empty Nest, NaBloPoMo | 2 comments

My sister had planned to visit me this weekend, but the weather got in the way. Don’t get me wrong: we’re both really happy to see the state get a little rain — but we’re both smart enough to know that driving on wet roads in this state can be treacherous, especially during the first storm after months and months of hot and dry weather, which...

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