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This is Your Brain on Boundaries?

7 Sep 2018 17:46


And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. The Mending Wall, by Robert Frost   When considering boundaries I’m rarely surprised when the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors” shows up in my brain. Just what [...]

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When Everything Old is New

4 Sep 2018 22:36


There was a weird little car in front of the house. Its door signs announced is some sort of livery service. My husband asked what we were expecting, and I reminded him that it was time for a delivery of some God-awful expensive dog food we need to keep Bella in peak physical condition.  (She requires a special [...]

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Bathroom Bonanza?

30 Aug 2018 13:05


I never paid attention to women’s restrooms until I met Karin. Describing the relationship can be a bit complicated: she’s engaged to my husband’s cousin who is more like a brother because they both grew up as onlies. I guess you could say she’s the closest thing I’ve got to a sister-in-law. She’s a lot [...]

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