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jane-wilson's picture
Nov.10.2012
  First time readers, kindly read the first entry for October 27, 2012, when this story began . . .                                  ...
jane-wilson's picture
Oct.28.2012
First time readers, kindly read the first entry for October 27, 2012, when this story began . . .                                  ...
jane-wilson's picture
Oct.27.2012
First time readers, kindly read the post immediately preceding this one, where this story began . . .                                 ...
jane-wilson's picture
Oct.27.2012
Me:  "I don't want my lifeless body to be removed from the 'no-tell motel." Him:  "I can borrow a van, if that will make you feel more comfortable." I guess that's what the phrase, "great sense of humor" meant in his bio.  Unfortunately, this exchange occured during the phone call...
robin-slick's picture
Aug.06.2012
  Jenna stumbles on the journal of a complete stranger.  As a writer and long time diarist herself, she cannot resist reading. “April 20, 2009.  I hate my life and my parents.  If I have to spend my twenties living in this house with them, I will slash my wrists.  My mother...
lynne-spreen's picture
Jul.15.2012
  If you're post-menopausal and (one hopes) female, you've probably got at least as many years left as the number you spent raising your kids. Men, a little less but still plenty. What milestones might you be looking forward to in this, the second half of your one precious life? Here's what...
annette-talbert's picture
Jun.27.2012
Yoga was tough today. I have been practicing yoga on and off for years. I realized early on, that yoga is the best exercise regimen for me. I was always the girl who was picked next to last for basketball, softball, soccer, kickball and all those other games that involved good hand-eye...
mary-lochridge's picture
May.14.2012
I got confirmation recently that I am invisible. Again. It's the middle-aged-woman syndrome. We are the Unseen, blended into the cityscape. I was waiting to be waited on at a tiny and crowded alteration shop. The place always makes me think this is what a sweatshop must look like. Behind the...
katherine-holmes's picture
Apr.02.2012
It was about time I read The Jungle.  Having grown up in a town where meat was slaughtered and having some knowledge about the history of Chicago, I put this book off.  As a vegetarian most days, I thought the historical expose would be a multiple whammy.  Then I came...
lynne-spreen's picture
Oct.24.2011
Yes, that is what I've heard. I don't want to believe it, because I want to read about women my age and all the challenges they're facing. I like non-fiction, too, but I want good stories. Besides my own preferences, I think it's an untrue statement because of all the anecdotal information in my...