• FAKE NEWS

    Posted on by Molly

    It is nearly noon in Dayton. The grocery stores yesterday were an absolute zoo. Sidebar: why every person in a snow zone thinks that the answer to having drifts ten feet high and not being able to get out of the house requires bread, milk, and[..]

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  • SNOW DAY

    Posted on by Molly

    It is a relief when it behaves like winter around here, because Global Warming.  

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  • REMAIN CALM

    Posted on by Molly

    Every single hour, news breaks. A new scandal, crime, investigation, somebody uses a bad word, somebody shoots people, the globe gets hotter, you name it. Are you getting outrage fatigue? I certainly am becoming weary of the constant buffeting of horrible things. Nevertheless, I can’t[..]

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  • HO HO HO

    For most of my life, Christmas has been about the decorations, the food, and of course, the gifts. This all changed when my daughter had first, her son Charlie, and then her daughter, Birdie. I remember people saying it worried them that they seemed to[..]

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  • IT’S A WRAP

    Posted on by Molly

    Catalogs are just as bad as social media. They represent misleading images of family life at the holiday seasons. Everything is perfect. All the homes are decorated in color-coordinated splendor. The feasts, complete with table settings laden with holiday plates (what the hell is a[..]

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  • THE DAILY GRIND

    Posted on by Molly

    As I loaded the dryer with a bunch of clean laundry, I sighed because I wore a shirt last week that I would now have to iron before wearing again. I kicked myself for getting a shirt that isn’t wash and wear. What was I[..]

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  • FOOD

    The holidays are about a lot of things. The family, happiness, giving, the religion you follow, and all of that stuff. But if you are honest, you look forward to the holiday season because FOOD. Stuffing yourself. Everybody does it. This is the absolutely best[..]

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  • IT’S NOT HEAVY, IT’S MY BLANKET

    Times are tough for those of us who are in our right minds. There is so much stress. Wildfires that truly are Hell on earth. Politics. The leader of our nation discussing raking forest floors and other inanities. I did heave a sigh of relief[..]

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  • PEAKING TOO EARLY

    I have a love/hate relationship with the Fall. It is glorious, the leaves gold, orange, and red–almost blindingly bright in the sunlight. Breathtaking.  There is so much to look forward to. Thanksgiving, brisk walks scuffing through piles of leaves, reading a book in front of the[..]

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