Monthly Archives: January 2018

Subtitles

As soon as I mention to anyone that I watch all movies with subtitles, I get comments like: “Have you had your hearing checked lately?” “Have you considered hearing aids?” The truth is that I have been to the auditory … Continue reading

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A Catcher of the Rye

I have been living in my home now for nearly thirty years. When the house was built in 1989, I moved in with a beautifully sodded lawn but no sprinkler system. After a couple of years, I installed a system … Continue reading

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Sincerely Yours, (repeat)

One of the most used words in a social context is the word “sincere.” We have traditionally used it as a complimentary close in personal and business letters. Its meaning is clear. The use of the word means that you … Continue reading

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When I Read…

I love literature. I even love trashy literature. As an English teacher, I taught the classics. As a retired English teacher, I read any and everything, mostly fiction. Occasionally, I pull out a biography. Most paperback books seem to be … Continue reading

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I Must Have a Bathtub Bath

Can you remember how good it feels when you have been out in the cold and you walk in through your front door, and the house thermostat that is set at 70 degrees feels toasty and inviting? I certainly can … Continue reading

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My Colonialization

Those of you who are males and are 50 plus probably either have had or certainly will have a procedure called a colonoscopy. I had my first one in 2013 and have had a specialist recommend I have another one … Continue reading

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Waiting for Endorphins (revised)

In 2007, I had a knee replacement. Two years later, I had a heart attack. At age 70, I made a commitment to go to the gym three times a week–two for classes and one for bike-riding. The classes were … Continue reading

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