the age of reality… one last thing

Actually, a couple last things.  I'm ready to move on from this exploration of turning 70, but first, in no particular order............ SUGAR IS THE DEVIL -  My son used to say "women are the devil", but since he married one and they gave birth to one, I'm assuming he got over that misconception.  But …

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the age of reality… be ready, not desperate

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.   Emily Dickinson One son lives on the east side of the country with his family.  Three sons and their families live two hours (give or take) …

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the age of reality… connecting, introvert style

Doug and I wake early every morning.  He gets dressed and drives a few miles down the road to his favorite coffee shop, joins a group of farmers and truck drivers and together they solve the world's problems.  Or, at least they give them a good talking to.  Later he tells me about the guy …

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the age of reality… on becoming 70

I think I can talk about this now. I actually googled "how to be 70".  Before I could type in the whole question, my words automatically populated the field. I am not the only one who has asked this on the internet! A lengthy list of links appeared.  The first was an article from AARP's …

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Connections ~ From The Road

A couple of weeks ago I headed south... just a quick trip to check in with my folks and help with tax paperwork. Over the years driving has become my least favorite thing, especially when I'm alone.  But staying connected to family is one of my most favorite things, so I get in the car.  From the rural …

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Pruning Life

I pruned back the hydrangeas a couple of weeks ago.  It was a little early, maybe.  And I’m no expert gardener.  Just a reluctant beginner. Several how-to articles were read.  My husband did it last year and they survived.  So how hard could it be? I was pretty ruthless. Fortunately, this one is doing great.  But …

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