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Nov.13.2010
Stuck in My Middle
Just  began to recover from a shocking week.  I learned that my favorite pop singer, Gerry Rafferty, famous for “Baker Street,” is near death and I learned on the very same day that I could well be headed in that very same direction. Now I’m in recovery and only pray that Gerry may well be too. I’m...
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Oct.25.2010
Paradise by the Sea
Have you ever been in a cab where the driver doesn’t know where he’s going in a locale he’s lived in for eleven years?Despite what you may think, it’s possible depending on who is driving the cab. I arrived in Panama City Florida on a day when the plans to be picked up by a local cab service had...
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Oct.24.2010
Maggie in the Green Green Grass of Home
Neighbors: We all have them—some close and not so far and some at quite a distance, but the ones that live across the street from us are observers of some of the most routine or personal elements of our very lives. Such is the case with Georgeann and her family.  The husband appears to be a quiet,...
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Sep.19.2010
Torah--The Most Honored Artifact of Judaism
Yom Kipper Brooklyn, NY 1910   By mid-morning men, women, families walk to shul to observe the most serious day of the Jewish calendar. They are not jovial as they walk; the men span the pavement, side by side and shake their heads with solemn expressions. On their heads are yarmulkes and fedoras...
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Sep.10.2010
The Value Of......
I’m mad as hell and don’t know what to do about it. I’m thinking far too much about it and want to put the whole situation away.  Perhaps you can help me. Normally, I take the heated issues that take up too much brain span and put them away to consider when I’m not so angry.  But this one has me...
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Sep.10.2010
The Worth of it All
I’m mad as hell and don’t know what to do about it. I’m thinking far too much about it and want to put the whole situation away.  Perhaps you can help me. Normally, I take the heated issues that take up too much brain span and put them away to consider when I’m not so angry.  But this one has me...
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Aug.30.2010
The Product of the Parents
Just an hour away from our house live my daughter’s inlaws.  A lifetime of two cultures away is the bigger divide.  They are German by birth—born in the city of Manheim and raised under the tutelage of mothers who were estranged from their men due to WW II.  The mother was the child of a sea...
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Aug.26.2010
To Life!
What do you do, or can you do when you notice that of your oldest friends has become a drunk? Not a whole lot, I’m afraid.  It’s hard to see someone who had a fine education, great mind and wicked sense of humor until the past few years when booze flooded her brain synapses.  Now the bottle has...
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Aug.22.2010
Six Inch Reds
Six Inches When I walk into a shoe store the only number I usually have in mind is eight and a half inches—my shoe size.  And so that’s where I go.  I know what styles I wear, the colors I love and the shapes that don’t suit me at all.  But this time, I looked to my side and spotted a pair of...
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Aug.05.2010
I Need Help So I Don't End Up Feeling Like This
Help!  I Need Somebody! HELP! Said it a hundred times or more, and who hasn't?  Not for the same reason, of course,  but for the gazillon things that befall all of us during our time on this Earth.   For me, I never saw disaster coming.  I've worked hard all my life, never took a dime from my...
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Jul.25.2010
The Best Shower on Earth
My shower is my best friend.  I’m in there at least twice a day, and it’s not just to be clean.  Water is salvation for me.  I get under the gently streaming water to think, to dream and to gather my thoughts to write.   Picture me in front of my computer, unable to begin a proper sentence.  It...
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Jul.17.2010
Laughing with my friends
Just when I think I have it all figured out and I'm either licking my wounds because of the hurt I received, or I find that in return, a wave of goodness passes through me. That’s what happened to me this week.  About two weeks ago, I met a promoter of people’s novels on Facebook.  He assured that...
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Jul.14.2010
Sixth Grade Graduation: Can you Spot Ordinary Me?
It always amazes me when I think of the lengths that some people will go to be in the limelight.  That’s not me.  Different?  I don’t think so.  I’ve never been known for being unusual in any way except that I don’t compete.  Born at seven pounds and standing not so tall at 20 inches, I started...
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Jul.11.2010
According to the Spammer....
Notes from friends started to pour in. “Linda, what’s this all about?” I looked at the scribble they encapsulated in their own that said, “impressiev. i'm usre ti's you drnk on tihs vidoe.” And below it, I surmise was a video of a drunk woman. I didn’t open it to find out. But what I recognize was...
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Jul.09.2010
Gleerds in Motion
Yes, I was a member of my high school’s Glee Club.  I also sang in a specialized group called the A Cappella Choir, where we were often singled out to do solos while the rest of the group backed us up.  I also sang in a trio we named “The Three Lindas,” as we were three of a kind, and we sang the...
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