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Baby Boomers are a Tough Breed

Baby Boomers. We were born of parents who survived the Depression, World War II and the enormous cultural shift that occurred going from the 50s to the 60s. Raised by people who were living the residual effects of those traumas—the outcome for many of us was that our physical needs were met but few of […]

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A Shift is Coming, and Thank Goddess for it!

A shift is coming. I’ve noticed a wonderful turn-around this horrid year. It started with a chair. I phoned the store where I purchased it and was spoken to so rudely that I called the company to report the dude. A woman answered and I started off with an apology. Said I was upset, and […]

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Calling Down an Early Happy New Year!

This is a for shit year. Can I get an Amen on that? I try to be as open and honest on this platform as I am in my real life. One, it’s just my nature. Two, I’m hoping that me being vulnerable will help others risk doing the same. We’ve been operating at a […]

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Vote Your Heart Out

Vote. Because this darkness has to give. Vote. Your heart. Things are too screwed up for party lines. Vote. Not the future. The here and now. Vote. Not for the children. Be selfish. Do it for yourself. Vote. Your intuition. That’s how this darkness will give.

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Respect Authority?

Across-the-board respect for authority? Not anymore. Not after two unnecessary cesareans back in the 80s, and a live break-in and no cops on the scene until 30 minutes later. Those incidents—and dozens more like them—including the one below, changed my philosophy. As I was editing my last Facebook post, the broiler set off the smoke […]

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The Reason for Covid

Power and control. That’s what 2020 is all about. A fight for power and control. On a global and a personal level. The happenings this year aren’t random. We’re living a big moment in history. And since we’re right in the thick of it, it’s hard to make sense of what’s going on. In the […]

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Badass Woman with a Shotgun

I bought a gun once. It was the week the Twin Towers fell. Funk wouldn’t “let” me own one before that time, for reasons I’m sure you’ve probably discerned by now. Yet even with the Towers down, he still didn’t want a gun in the house. I felt certain World War III would be starting, […]

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Pandemic Grocery Rituals

Swinging meat. That doesn’t refer to the grocery delivery Funk and I received during the initial panic of Covid. There was no meat in that order. It refers to Kansas City’s former mayor. More specifically, his apparatus. It hasn’t been easy to overcome my life-long bout of hypochondria, and the pandemic hasn’t helped. My husband […]

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Creating Ideal Relationships

“Is your sister really as nice as she seems?” I asked. “She’s even better.” My cousin John didn’t even pause before saying that. A year later, I’m still blown away whenever I recall the exchange, as John has the type of relationship I long for. It’s the kind I want with all my connections on […]

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