Monthly Archives: January 2012

Headed South

I never imagined that it would ever seem to me that my youth flew by. Prolonged as it was, I’m certain there are those who thought I’d never grow up. It was inconceivable to me that my generation would one … Continue reading

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Losing Control

I Yesterday, I sought the advice of a banker (think George Bailey as opposed to Gordon Gekko). I was on the teller line when it dawned on me that he might be able to provide an objective view of my … Continue reading

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Irreverence Works

BBC ran a mocking, dry, sitcom in the late 70s titled “Butterflies”. The protagonist was a middle-aged woman, Ria. I watched reruns of the program during 1986 through the doldrums in my life. The program allowed the viewer to hear … Continue reading

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www.dearcoketalk.com on EGO

Funny and concise! http://www.dearcoketalk.com/post/15133480733/on-greatness-and-killing-your-ego

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Lucille’s Deal

I have a young, 20-something, friend named Lucie. When we have serious conversations, I call her Lucille. Lately she’s had a struggle defining who she is and questioning if that person has singular value, without a mate. She’d like to … Continue reading

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A Viewing

“Please promise me that I won’t have to die here, that if I’m terminally ill you’ll take me somewhere else so this isn’t the last place I see before I die.” I said that to my husband after I put … Continue reading

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Fiduciary Failure

It seems Kodak is going to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy and bail on its retirees. Gives new meaning to Paul Simon’s Kodachrome lyrics, “everything looks worse in black and white.” What is the impetus for American workers to conduct themselves with … Continue reading

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Meteoric Happiness

Yesterday, I took year-end packages to our accountant. My husband stopped working a couple of hours earlier than usual and neither one of us worked last night. We had reubens and ice cream for supper. Before we went to sleep … Continue reading

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One Down

I have been working on year-end bookkeeping since about 6 this morning (12/31/2011). I have balanced one business, prepared the fresh 2012 programs and documents, and put that baby to bed. My tired husband has also worked since 6 this … Continue reading

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