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Schadenfreude in My Facebook Feed

Schadenfreude: pleasure derived from the misfortune of another, or, just maybe, from the fortune he never wanted Although he was my mortal enemy and chief bully during my formative years, my brother Steve and I reached a détente when I reached my … Continue reading

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Donate my ponytail

Donating my ponytail to @Pantene #8or8 #beautifullengths #pantenebeautifullengths A post shared by Marcy (@marcytootimid) on Oct 25, 2015 at 6:58am PDT . I cut off my ponytail, and I am donating it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program, which creates real-hair wigs … Continue reading

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It wasn’t the horses

Decades of tension evaporated when she loved her grandchildren, my children, so she came along to the dude ranch with us. She thought the horses caused her backache. It wasn’t the horses. So, newly close, I could help her die, … Continue reading

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Hey, Raw Meat!

My little brother and I would wait for the card game to end in the deserted ladies lounge. We got unlimited sodas from the bartender and a pocketful of quarters for the jukebox, playing “The Night the Lights Went Out … Continue reading

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Bringing my dad to the hospital

Bringing my dad to the hospital Regret is not quite the right word for how I feel about bringing my father to the hospital to die, but it comes pretty close. My father was a burly, no-nonsense man who wasn’t … Continue reading

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Congratulations to my husband for shaving his head to support the fight against cancer. He looks pretty great, doesn’t he? Thanks for the support. Randy’s St. Baldrick’s Donation Page Update–The video:

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Benign

A high school English teacher once warned me and my class that we may find the existential angst in The Stranger by Albert Camus upsetting. I was intrigued. I had never received a warning about reading a book before. I … Continue reading

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