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Marty Damon
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After years of dealing with other people's writing, I can at last do some of my own.
After years of dealing with other people's writing, I can at last do some of my own.

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Big League
You know how in movies about a boxing match or maybe a horse
race, after all the bets are in, they bring out the competitor that no one had
planned on and all expectations go out the window?           That’s called
a ringer.           After playing
in this ...
Big League
Big League
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Tortes and Whales
Yesterday evening we made the fatal error of watching last
week’s episode of The Great British Baking Show. . .tortes.            This led
inevitably to an emergency run to the grocery store. Imagine the restraint required to wait until I took this picture ...
Tortes and Whales
Tortes and Whales
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I am who I am - Really
I have no idea why I thought retirement would provide a
force shield against bureaucracy, but there was a definite rupture today.           I gathered my
passport, old drivers license, two pieces of mail, and a copy of my birth
certificate for good measure ...
I am who I am - Really
I am who I am - Really
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Quiet Epidemic
Today’s return to my water aerobics BFFs connected in a
small way to Tuesday’s exercise class at a neighboring Senior
Center.           What with one
thing and another, I hadn’t been to the Y for almost two weeks and it was good
to see Mary, who’s never la...
Quiet Epidemic
Quiet Epidemic
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Weekend
Halleluiah, the weather has broken. Mamie’s out from under
the bed – most of the time – and our porch no longer resembles the punishment
box in Cool Hand Luke .           Yesterday was
a stunningly beautiful day. We celebrated the glorious weather with a tr...
Weekend
Weekend
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     It’s been in the upper 90s for the past six or seven days
and Mamie’s had it. In spite of living encased in air conditioning, somehow she
knows how hot it is out there. She’s been diving under the bed at any hint of
the outdoors and yesterday morning s...
Welcome Words
Welcome Words
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Knowing Your Place
          After a wacky
air-head hitch in which I went an hour early to pick up my friend R for our
Tuesday exercise class, and then had to return one hour later, we finally got
to the neighboring town’s Senior Center as people were setting up chairs. The
c...
Knowing Your Place
Knowing Your Place
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HOT
        I grew up in Virginia
(okay, Northern Virginia) and Oklahoma
and I thought I knew hot.          I remember my non-airconditioned childhood of
sleeping in the snow-angel position: spreadeagled on the bed so no body part
touches another body part.    ...
HOT
HOT
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Hearing Voices
Whenever I see an avocado pit balanced on toothpicks over a
jar of water I think of my mother. She always seemed to have one sprouting, with its slim green stalk. I
think of her just about every time I cut an avocado around its circumference, pull the two
h...
Hearing Voices
Hearing Voices
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Evening Vegetables
     Maybe we spend too much time thinking about our dog’s day.
With the goal of changing it up for her a little, the other evening we said the
magic word – Car! – and took off for our town’s community garden.           She snuffled,
we strolled, everyone w...
Evening Vegetables
Evening Vegetables
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