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Technology has created a glut of new words and expressions. It also has “repurposed” old words; a mouse is no longer just a rodent in my basement. A crash is not a vehicular accident, a chip is not just used for scooping up onion dip and a pad is not just a monthly required feminine […]

It Could Have Been Worse

On the morning of January 26, 2015, the day Blizzard Colbie (would allegedly) hit, I reviewed my regular list of “to do” things-dog to vet, bank, grocery store. There were a few additional storm related items; cancel dental appointment, reschedule a few clients, pick up some snow melt. I “prepare” in a medium way-I don’t […]

Will those Autumn Leaves Ever Leave?

In the last few weeks, most of my spare time has been spent with a leaf blower, a rake and the endless onslaught of leaves. Lest you imagine I live on the Ponderosa or Tara, I assure you, I do not. I have a small yard and despite having had the HUGE maple tree in […]

The J. Peterman Skirt

It is that time of year in the Northeast, when women begin to yank their cold weather clothes out of storage. We shake them, smell the mustiness, run loads of laundry, and put aside a pile of things for the cleaners. And we try them on to consider, if we lost or gained weight and […]