Tag Archives: memories

Get along, little Doggie

My parents are preparing to move into an apartment after more than 50 years in their home. This means they are dealing with the three rules of real estate: location, location, what are we going to do with all this … Continue reading

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Drinking Tips for Teens ’84

Another excursion into my teen journals. I was 18 when I wrote this, in the spring of 1984, and I think now that, at that age, I should have had it more together. But it was still high school, my … Continue reading

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Cheap shots

Parent-wise, there are certain things I’ve done a reasonable job of avoiding, mall-wise: gumball machines, claw machines, coin-operated hippos, lingerie shops and photo booths. It hasn’t been a perfect record. Before Christmas, I ended up in a La Senza. I’ve … Continue reading

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Wistful thinking

Good Almost-Christmas-Week to you. I’m feeling more Christmassy leading up to the 25th than I have in some years, and for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on and shan’t try lest I scare off whatever it is. It’s … Continue reading

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