Another year, another birthday

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At some point earlier this summer, I turned 56. Horrors! (I never posted the date on my Facebook because I worry about identity theft. Does that make me sound like an overly-cautious old lady? Ha.) The idea of approaching the big 6-0 is mind boggling. How in the world did I end up wandering this world for more than half …

Food is fun

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Remember when my daughter went away to camp in early July? And how I was home alone trying to find new things to look forward to? Well, with the kid outta the house, my daily treats were most often about food. This is the beginning of a process raised in my earlier post: “Can I be more than Mommy?” In other …

How to be alone on Valentine’s Day

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For the first time in my life, I am quite happy about being single on Valentine’s Day. There’s no whining, no resentment. No sadness or fury either. I am actually seeing my solo state as a blessing, a privilege and…..a status symbol? Yeah. Singlehood, believe it or not, is becoming trendy.  That last notion comes courtesy of a new book, …