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Aging, Ungracefully

A friend visited yesterday and noticed this photograph from 2006 hanging on the wall in my foyer. She asked if the “girl” in the photo was my son’s girlfriend. I knew that Funk aged because of his time in the mayor’s office, but I didn’t realize until yesterday that I had as well..

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MASH app

I’m thinking of developing my own app. An old-fashioned matchmaking service called MASH: Mothers Against St*pid H*sbands. Who knows, I might be the next Mark Zuckerberg, AND, find the son-in-law of my dreams – an orphan in search of a family. (P.S. A key on my brand new Mac is st*ck).

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Christmas Newsletter 2013

Dear Friends and Family, It’s been 2½ years since we left Kansas City, and DC finally feels like home. That’s probably because we moved. Again! I thought we’d stay in our initial apartment for the duration, but after getting wind that management sold my view of the Italian garden, I spent six months looking for […]

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Laurie Rooney Gravestone

Almost 35 years ago, my childhood girlfriend from the time I was 2, Laurie Rooney, died an unexpected death at the age of 20. At the time I was 20 myself, and her death stunned me so much that I couldn’t shed a tear. And I remained dry-eyed until I sent my daughter off to […]

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Me In Newspaper On Boardwalk

Well, well, what do you know? Finally, a true version of me is in the news. This time, in New York’s daily newspaper, today’s edition of Newsday, page 28. As you can see, I tell no lies. I walk 4 miles every day, rain or shine.

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Terrible Twos, In Their 20s

My offspring, Tara and Andrew: Happy to be visiting their grandma in Florida, not so happy to be photographed by their mother. 2nd photo is of a medieval patch of ground that is close to my mother’s home. Go figure.

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Faircove

My little self in 1977, standing in the parking lot of Faircove dorm in Salem, WV. This is the place where I met my man of 33 years. Who knew?

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Christmas Newsletter 2012

Dear Friends and Family, Earthquakes, and derechoes, and hurricanes. Oh my. Hey, what up? We’re not in Kansas anymore. Damn. I had the entire Christmas letter written, ahead of schedule even, and the above sentence is the only thing I get to keep. Trust me, you’re not going to hear about the weather now. Weddings, […]

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