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Simple creatures (Part 1)

Simple creatures (Part 1)

My husband buys an average of nine magazines per month, subscribes to three daily newspapers, and owns about five million books. He has a strong emotional attachment to everything he has read or plans to read. This means that recycling is only an option when…

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Burning in the hell of monogamy

Burning in the hell of monogamy

Back in the day, you were doing pretty darn well to make it to the age of 25 what with the risk of being mauled by a saber-tooth tiger, bludgeoned to death in a gladiator fight or  having a close encounter with the Black Death….

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Preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance

I nearly gagged this morning swallowing sour chocolate milk. I should have paid closer attention to the expiry date, but instead left it on the shelf for too long. Funny how relationships can be like that too. One day they’re sweet. The next day they’re…

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Is love over-rated?

Is love over-rated?

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.  This is the reason I love Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-American actress. She is witty and provocative. She is also in her 97th year, and…

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Tongue tied about oral sex

Tongue tied about oral sex

When parenting duties were being divvied up, I somehow drew the short straw. My husband John comes from strict Baptist stock, the kind of people who don’t talk about sex because it may lead to dancing, or worse, cards. By process of elimination, I was…

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Advice to step-parents from my inner teen

Advice to step-parents from my inner teen

My sister and I were teenagers when our Dad fell in love with another woman, left our mother, and got re-married. I had not thought about this “other woman” for decades. When her marriage to my Dad vaporized so did my relationship with her. She…

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A calculating lover

A calculating lover

My uncle Nick is a highly respected life actuary. Normally you would not want to get seated beside one at a dinner party (“so, you predict death for a living…FASCINATING!”). But Nick is a ton of fun. He can tell a joke like it’s nobody’s…

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WHY? The one question you should ask yourself before shacking up

WHY? The one question you should ask yourself before shacking up

My grandmother would never ever have shacked up before marriage. The expected flight pattern for a respectable young woman of her day was from the family home to the warmth of the marital bed.  There may have been a connecting flight living with a same-sex…

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Playing in the soft warm ashes of a once hot love

Playing in the soft warm ashes of a once hot love

A few months ago, my cousin Jen sent me a link to a Jack White song. She heard it on the radio as she was pulling into her driveway and ended up just sitting there, stunned and enthralled – train-wreck style. I want love To…

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If I had a million dollars would I buy your love?

If I had a million dollars would I buy your love?

I can’t get the line “If I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love” (from the Barenaked Ladies song) out of my head. It reminds me of the rising trend of sugar daddy’s and sugar mommies. A sugar daddy/mommy is an older, well-established person…

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