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Friday Favorites 2/1/2013

I love sad songs.  When I asked my therapist friend why so many people seem to like sad music, she told me that sad music makes it possible for us to process sadness that we wouldn’t be able to face … Continue reading

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Now, It’s Toys

As Muri and I pulled up to the La Mirada Playhouse to see Boeing Boeing on Saturday afternoon, we noticed that the Toys R Us that used to be next door was gone.   Did you know the one near us … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Melancholy Christmas

It is likely a reflection of my personality that, as much as I love the holidays, I’ve always found them bittersweet.   And as I get older, it is truer than ever.  My precious Christmas memories are further behind me and … Continue reading

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Can’t We Wait?

Today I opened my Facebook page to find an anti-gun control post claiming, among other things, that gun control was responsible for the rise of the Third Reich.   This is an argument so ludicrous that the pro-Second Amendment website, GunCite, … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/17/2012

Like many of you, I suppose, I’m having trouble getting past the Sandy Hook tragedy to get on with my holiday season.  The news coverage seems relentless in its efforts to provide us with every detail … and the latest … Continue reading

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Wanting to Believe

During what would turn out to be my mother’s last stay in the hospital, she told me that one of the things she regretted was that she didn’t do more to get me and my siblings to remain Catholic.   By … Continue reading

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I knew something was wrong when I tuned my car radio to the local sports talk station and the hosts were talking about gun control.   It’s never a good thing when the sports guys are talking about something that really … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Cool

It seems ironic that a mere three weeks after I posted about seeing the Dave Brubeck Quartet at Yale University way back in 1962, the man himself would pass away on the way to a cardiologist appointment on December 5.  … Continue reading

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Thanksgivings Past

In my family, Thanksgivings were always celebrated at our house.  My mother would be up late on Erev Thanksgiving baking pies, then up early on Thanksgiving Day to put a twenty-something pound turkey in the oven.  The meal was always … Continue reading

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A friend recently told me that she owed some people an apology because she got angry at them in the course of a discussion.  I told her that I don’t think we owe anyone an apology just for getting angry.  … Continue reading

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