Monthly Archives: June 2008

Happy Anniversary to us!

June 30, 1979 Just married and just lucky. Really lucky.

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life-altering

We were babies, only 21 and 23, and we married each other in Chico’s Bidwell Park. It was a real wedding, with a real minister and real family and friends, real music and prayer and real Sierra Nevada beer (5 … Continue reading

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sounds to de-stress by

I’ve had a long, stressful week. There are several markers that let us know we’re working too much. Running out of dogfood, coffee and clean undies. We hit all three this week. I handled it without overeating and without any … Continue reading

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wordinista goes yiddish

The word for the day is verklempt. I don’t necessarily feel this way (ok, maybe a little), but it showed up for me three times this week, so I feel compelled to recognize it and give it a home in … Continue reading

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other good stuff to learn when you’re 50

the differences between giving in, giving up, and compromise. it’s 4:30 am. considering compromise. ps. i compromised. kind of. but i was right. will try not to gloat.

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What I know at 50

Not much. When I do the midlife assessment of what I don’t know, it’s a pretty long list. Along the way of becoming a grownup, I skipped a few key lessons. Like where all of my money lives. How to … Continue reading

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My Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not true that I waste time here in the Land of Blog. I do meaningful meandering and wandering. And once in a while I find useful information. Like a web site that assigns “Your Peculiar … Continue reading

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Team Awesome and Relay for Life

Alex and her friends spent the past 24 hours walking the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. They were Team Awesome, and they were absolutely awesome. Madie was the Team Captain and collected a group of kids to spend the … Continue reading

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It’s Latin, of course

My daughters, and Kate in particular, always choose the most challenging option. It’s almost a joke. Five ways to approach something. What is the way no one else would choose? The one way where YOU are breaking new ground, where … Continue reading

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Brain Velcro

Wordinista’s Friday offering is brain velcro. This is part of our family vernacular, and I hope you’ll find it useful in describing the period in which your brain prepares itself to welcome, well, thinking. It works like this. Before real … Continue reading

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