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But…You Know…For a Fat Lady…

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So here’s what I knew at this point:  I’m sitting in a salon chair.  I’ve already had my roots “refreshed” and my hair “glazed” and “cushioned” with special conditioner.  As you might guess, every time my hairdresser – excuse me, hair stylist – uses one of these words, the price goes up.  By the time […]

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When You Play Bridge, You Play Bridge All The Way! From Your First Cigarette To Your Last Dyin’ Day

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  I was explaining the basics of bridge play during the first class of the new Beginner ‘semester.’ I told them that one of the four players at the table had a goal to achieve (Declarer), and the two Opponents on each side of him/her were trying to stop the achievement (Defenders).   One of […]

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Ooooh! It’s July! I Just Have to Hold On Until It Arrives…

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Something has been rolling around in my mind for a little while. I need a Hogwarts letter. Now. At age 50 (okay, so I hit 50 a little while ago, but still). This is when we need magic, no? Go live in a castle with others who are ready for a new adventure. Learn spells […]

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Le Bronjames: A One-Act Play about Something That is Not a French Restaurant

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Setting:  Afternoon.  Thunder is eating lunch as Tempest enters the room shaking her head. Tempest: Okay, so…LeBron James? Thunder:    Yeah? Te: He’s some kind of big deal? Th: *blink*  *blink* (slowly) Some people think so… Te: Man, this guy’s all over the radio, the TV, the Intertubes…he’s…some kind of athlete, right?  Basketball? Th: …yeah…basketball… Te: […]

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I Believe…

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in acceptance of all people – race, creed, color, ethnicity, lifestyle that children should be cuddled more than chided in baking brownies and calling on the new neighbors that the universe created figs just for me in the promise of spring on that first warm day in April that learning is lifelong that stories about […]

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