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The Happy Hour, Oscars and Other Bullet Points

The Happy Hour, Oscars and Other Bullet Points

By on Feb 26, 2013 in Blather, Current Events, In Quest Of | 1 comment

I have not been writing much. I blame tax season: it is just one more big task I have to juggle between all the other big tasks on my to-do list. I could handle any one — or maybe two — and do them well. If only I could focus on one at a time. These days, my biggest goal in life is to pare that list down to something I can reasonably manage. In the...

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Old Friends

By on Jan 11, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 0 comments

This is one of a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10’s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This is from February 2005. Last night, we dined with a couple I had not seen for over five years, formerly close friends who had been there for me through good times and bad. When Gareth and I were married, they not only flew up to Sacramento...

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Last Minute Shopping is The Only Kind I Do

Last Minute Shopping is The Only Kind I Do

By on Dec 19, 2012 in Blather | 1 comment

Christmas is six days away and I bought my first gift yesterday. This is an improvement over Chanukah, when my last minute shopping was even worse: everything purchased on the day the holiday began. I have not always been this much of a flake. I was not a huge procrastinator when I was young. I carried a DayRunner and I used it — but my memory was so good back...

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Breakfast with a Beatle

Breakfast with a Beatle

By on Dec 14, 2012 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 0 comments

The Beatles were in the news this week, with Paul McCartney headlining the 12-12-12 concert benefiting victims of Hurricane Sandy. And last weekend was the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. So I was reminded of this post I wrote back in 2005, describing my meeting with another member of the seminal band of my youth. It’s obvious that you guys love the...

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