• PACKING

    What a horrible week! Fires, hurricanes, floods. It seems like the apocalypse, but my husband says it isn’t, and since I believe everything he says, I am not scared out of my wits yet. But watching all of those poor souls who lost everything but[..]

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  • THE WARRIOR

    I began my writing career as a reader. I had no intentions of ever becoming an author; if you had asked me at age 50 who I was, I would have said, “I am a teacher, a parent, and a reluctant housewife.” I have never[..]

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  • THE ANCHOR

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    There are current events. There is aging. The slow disintegration of things like my joints, the thinning of my skin, and the knowledge that my life is no longer an unfolding adventure stretching out in front of me, but instead is a diminishing little mound[..]

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  • WHAT’S NEW?

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    In our callow youth, whenever we overheard “old people” conversing, we thought it was so telling: old folks seemed to have nothing worth discussing but for the current condition of their body parts. Arthritis, hammertoes, hernias, who is the best chiropodist in town, bowels, etc.[..]

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  • PEACE

    Posted on by Molly

    I am unable to write anything worth reading.Peace to Charlottesville and to the United States.

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  • DIVESTING

    Posted on by Molly

    IMAGINE A PHOTO HERE OF A CUPBOARD THAT IS SO CLEAN AND MINIMAL THAT THERE ARE ONLY FOUR TUPPERWARE CONTAINERS ON ONE SHELF,  AND THE OTHER THREE SHELVES ARE TIDY, ORGANIZED, AND CLUTTER FREE.  This is because my image “adder” button on my blog dashboard[..]

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  • MIDSUMMER

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    Climate change is turning Dayton into a sort of rainforest. We have had so much precipitation that the lushness is overtaking us. The lawn has to be mowed constantly. There are mosquitoes everywhere. It is so humid that I break out into a sweat inside[..]

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  • FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY BOOK BONANZA

    Posted on by Molly

    If you are not a Facebook user, this post may not excite you. If you are on Facebook, and you love to read, then it will! August 8 is the day. Readers Coffeehouse is the place. On that one day only, dozens of terrific authors,[..]

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  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN

    Posted on by Molly

    HIM: What is all this stuff? We are going to be gone for a week. It looks as if you think we are moving! ME: It’s a condo. The literature says that “renters are responsible for all bathroom, beach, cooking, and miscellaneous items.” HIM: Is[..]

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