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September 2017
Strictly Humor

What I Want Back

I want back the stunning sunsets and full moonrises I saw coming but didn’t watch because of some stupid self-imposed sidetracks that ultimately didn’t matter, but those suns and moons sure did.

Phase Three

Wait a Minute! Yeah, Right!

Waiting is also involved on a philosophical level. The English poet John Milton, who became feeble and blind as an elderly man, wrote: "They also serve, who only stand and wait."

The Expiration Date

You Want a Piece of Me? A Story of the Bobbsey Twins

What wasn’t funny was how others reacted (or didn’t) to the news of the C-word. One of Gumby’s friends told her that her condition was chronic and at least she wasn’t dying. What? And one of mine told me that it didn’t sound like fun. Ya think?

Musings of an Undefeated Matriarch

The Whirl of Autumn Flies

There’s something about growing old and falling asleep while reading that puts us in a deep trance. It takes more than a book falling across our nose to awaken us. It takes the humming of a fly.

Gray Matter

Hot Mama – My Experiment with Red Lipstick

Day 6: I alternated between feeling stupid and sexy as heck. If you wear red lipstick know that women will often ask you, “What are you wearing that color for?” (Men never ask that question.) 

My Thoughts Today


I don’t know how to be elderly. I’ve never been before. But I didn’t know how to be young or to be an adult until I was. I grew into those stages, as I’m growing into this one.

Levine's Levity

Grass over Turf

From Mom’s grumblings, I got the idea that the so-called Sport of Kings was sleazy, so why would Dad play horses instead of playing catch at home?   


Paddling with a Shark

We decided that if people were still in the water, we’d take the chance that the shark wasn’t interested. Even if his appetite had returned, there were lots of folks to choose from.


In Memory of My Grandfather

He told me enchanting tales of Ireland and also the atrocities the British committed against the Irish. Almost daily he would challenge me to spell new words and stressed the importance of reading. He encouraged me to take risks, to be independent and adventurous.

August 2017
Laverne's View

Let's Trade Places For a Moment

The wrinkles on our faces, and the canes that we lean on are not indicative of who we are. We do not want to be viewed with pity, disdain, tolerance or condescension. We don't want to be a burden. We ask only that you be patient, and understand that while all of this is new for you, it is also new for us.

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