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I started working out at age 21, otherwise known as the Dawn of Time. I was present for the birth of aerobics classes and the cult-like following of Atkins. I survived Flashdance fashion, Jane Fonda high-rise leotards and endured a stress fracture from many months of high-impact cardio on unforgiving, cement gym floors. In short, […]

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I am writing this post two days ahead of time, which has happened only once or twice before in the history of my blogging career. It’s like last week’s blood moon, only rarer.  And no, it’s not because I have insider information of an asteroid* about to hit the planet on Thursday, a dormant volcano […]

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Pop quiz: What’s in your refrigerator right now? Even when you think you’re eating healthy, digging around in the back can reveal surprising things such as… An expired carton of eggs circa 2016 Eight pounds of salad A bottle of fish oil capsules you bought and forgot about completely Or maybe that’s just me. Here’s […]

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I have a thing for coffee. To fully comprehend what I’m about to say, it’s helpful to know something about me: I tend to get obsessed with things, I do them to excess, burn out, then I move to the next thing and never look back.  I do this with music, too. I hear a […]

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Before you ask, yes, I am making up new syndromes. I don’t know if “the birthday blues” actually exist, but I’ve had it every year since turning 40. It officially started the year I learned about the number of calories in birthday cake. Until then, it was all about My Special Day, presents, cake and […]

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to be more productive. The very thought exhausts me. The more I think about being more productive, the more I procrastinate. Sort of defeats the purpose. And, like a typical introvert, I need plenty of time to ruminate worry obsess think about it. It’s now January 11 […]

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Our street was closed for slurrying a couple of weeks ago. If you have no idea what that even means, join the club. I only found out about it when we received a notice that the street would be closed for a day because of it. I actually thought “slurry” must be code for: A […]

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Guess what? Yes, it’s that time of year again when we ask ourselves three things… 1.Why not leave up the holiday decorations all year round to avoid risking our lives climbing to the top of a 9-foot tree every December? 2. Wasn’t it just Halloween? 3. How many people in Time’s Square are wearing adult […]

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I like to hang around with people who challenge me. I’m not referring to friends who spontaneously subject me to an arm wrestling match, dare me to jump from a moving vehicle doing 60 mph or participate in an archeological dig inside an active volcano. It’s way simpler than that, but in some ways more […]

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I mentioned in prior posts how we only recently moved into our current abode. Eight months ago, in fact. We’re still going through the growing pains of figuring out how our new neighborhood operates. This includes uncovering the following mysteries: How many kids to expect on Halloween (zero) How often neighbors host parties loud enough […]

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