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The Elusive Mot Juste

Life is Full of Obstacles

You know that feeling.  Life isn’t going your way and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Sometimes you just have to suck it up.  Life is full of obstacles.  You can bang your head against the wall all day long and, the majority of the time, you just end up...

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

People always say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  Be positive, dammit, even if you have to fake it.  How can you argue with that?  Of course, that terminates the conversation right then and there.  What? What about those of us who don’t like lemonade? ...

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It’s a Secret

I’ve been a reader for a long time.  I read with the expectation of entertainment or enlightenment.  I’ve been a writer for much less time, but readily acknowledge the monumental burden of these objectives. Correspondingly, there are two kinds of writers.  The first...

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It’s Funny How Things Change

It’s funny how things change. Yesterday, I started a project that brought me immense joy. This morning, I continued the exact same task and it just pissed me off. I was, as they say, no longer in the mood. I was, however, in the mood to pay someone else to do it. I...

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If I Am Lucky in Life…

If I am lucky in life, then I must be even luckier in love. According to most couples, marriage is hard work. They always stress how it needs constant attention and maintenance. Perhaps all these hard working married people are orchids - fragile, temperamental, and...

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Erma and Albert

The other day I fantasized about becoming a famous writer. I imagined Oprah, or maybe the pediatric blond from the local broadcast news, asking me about my favorite celebrity authors and who inspired me to write. My response was quick and easy—the first was Erma...

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Even the Tiniest Hand Can Hold a Diamond

I recently attended a circus wedding. I’m referring to a circus-themed wedding, not a wedding “under the big top,” though there were a great deal of fanciful shenanigans and enough clowning around that one might have difficulty differentiating the two. Near the tented...

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