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She’ll Be Right, Mate

I haven’t flown on a plane in more than twenty years.  Here’s why: It was 1987, and in my post-partum delirium, I decided that my eighteen month old daughter and I would fly to Australia –yes, THAT Australia… THAT Australia…the one that’s on the other side of the world, Australia…the one that takes 20 hours […]

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Thanks, Thomas Jefferson, I couldn’t agree with you more.  Having recently reached the half century mark, I do believe I have acquired “certain unalienable rights”: 1.  Being able to refer to myself in the third person ( “Megan wants a ham and cheese sandwich.” ) 2. Having grandchildren while I still look too young to have grandchildren […]

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Fa La La La La

With the numerous and sweeping changes of 2009 (youngest daughter off to college, dead dog, turning fifty, end of marriage,) my Holidays were interesting. The biggest challenge I’ve faced in the last year has been loneliness–or rather, being alone. Now I suppose I’m a people person. (I don’t actually like people, I just need to […]

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New Jersey Housewife Make-Over

As a gay friend of mine recently said, “Every woman should have a housewife.” How true. I am fortunate to have not merely a housewife–but a New Jersey Housewife at that. Following my separation from a husband of nearly 24 years, I spent four months wearing black, covering all the mirrors in my house and […]

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming…

11:25PM Thursday, November 12th, 2009 In just 35 minutes, I will turn fifty years old. (I can hear comedian Molly Shannon shouting: “and I can punch and kick and stretch…”) I imagine at the stroke of this midnight, I will, as my grandmother before me, instantly begin referring to myself in the third person. (Give […]

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A Manipulator is Born

As a person who has difficulty drawing even the most rudimentary stick figures, I consider myself to be less of an artist (one who creates) and more of a “manipulator.” During the past two years the creative side has been calling–no, screaming–for my attention. The question was: How do I fulfill my artistic need when […]

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a lucky woman

. I consider myself a lucky woman–lucky–in the broadest sense of the word.  I am now a middle-aged woman, and I find: I have two healthy and wonderful daughters Both my parents are alive and kicking and I am in relatively good health –despite my efforts to sabotage good health with Entenmann’s chocolate-covered donuts not […]

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