So I’ve invited you to dinner…

Miss Manners Moment of the Day: If I invite you to dinner, it means I’m cooking. That means a full meal. Old-fashioned, sit down at the table, dinner. I guarantee I have either asked, or already know, your dietary preferences and/or restrictions, and I’ve crafted the full menu to accommodate them. Those preferences are stored…

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Things, they are a’ growin’

This… …is no more. When I first got the terrarium, the “dormant” moss that came in the kit seemed a bit beyond “dormant”. It was brown. Period. After doing all the right things to resurrect the stuff, it wasn’t doing much. It stubbornly remained brown. I finally gave up (sort of). All that old, brown…

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To gray or not to gray…

I’ve been coloring my hair off and on for years. In my teens and twenties, it was for fun. Later it was to cover grays. Let’s be honest, I haven’t seen my natural color in about 10 years. But my roots tell the tale, the grays are advancing. This wouldn’t be so bad if they were…

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farewell Robin Williams… thanks for the laughs…

Yesterday, the world became a sadder place. News of Robin Williams’ death was met initially with disbelief, then dismay. Some celebrity deaths hit harder than others, and with his, many felt they’d lost a lifelong friend. I remember my first exposures to his zany brand of humor. I was still in the single digit ages.…

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goodbye grill…

Summer… it makes ya wanna grill! Sadly, for us… those days are over… Living in an inner-city apartment has its challenges, in our case, that includes a distinct lack of anything even remotely resembling private outdoor space. The apartment has no patio, balcony, terrace, etc. Neither private, nor public. While I’m rather happy that means…

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a comparison in customer service

It’s no big secret – I tried Relay Foods (https://www.relayfoods.com) a while back and was just flat out wowed! Are they perfect? Nope. There have been mistakes, and they were quickly, cheerfully, and completely handled by their customer service crew. While they’re great on food stuffs and some household items, there are a few things they don’t…

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Gettin’ my ears on… the accessory files…

So I got my hearing aids and so far they're a marked improvement… Then I tried to talk on my cell phone. Ummm… whoops. My aids have a full ear mold – which means that putting the cell phone up to my ear is like trying to hear through ear plugs. Not good. Technology to…

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The mechanics of writing… I’m not asking for much

First, let me ask a question… if you’re a writer, what software do you use to do your writing? The days of sitting down at a typewriter to pound out a draft are thankfully long gone (I don’t even want to hear from you people who prefer to do things that way!) For many, many…

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Preparing to bling…

After two years of debate, I finally decided to take the plunge and ordered hearing aids. What made me change my mind? Oohhh, lotsa things… Things like, my hearing has gotten more than a little bit worse in the last two years. Digital hearing aids have gotten more than a little bit better as well.…

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