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Helpless

The sound of a cardboard box bounces off the porch. Sometimes it is in the form of an impossible to open plastic envelope. Depending on my level of obsessio...

It’s in the air

Fall is here! It was here for me, a month ago when I was writing this. Who knows what it will be like outside when you are reading this. Yet fall is upon us ...

Penury

We nurses write a lot. We type a lot, too, but we sign the bottom of documents all day long. When I was in nursing school, I adopted a signature pen (ha ha), it...

Key party

Just a few words about keys. I seem to collect more as I grow older. As a child, growing up in lower Fairfield County, we never even thought of locking our door...

Extra strength

Now and then I pass a mirror and am shocked by the sight of an old man looking back. I have always theorized that if you look at yourself every day you will not...

Maraca

Had a major birthday a couple months back. Here is what I got: a cardiologist, an orthopedist and a million pills. I will not go into gory details; after all...

Hang up

We picked up an old steel kitchen shelf unit at the Elephant’s Trunk flea market in New Milford. It was during a period when we were collecting such cabinets, r...

Hand to moth

We were sitting on the couch the other night, minding our own business, when a moth fluttered through the room. It was not one of those large, dusty ones bu...

Stubbly

I had a beard for a few years. It was very unconvincing camouflage for a runaway double chin. A few years later when I was tired of it, I shaved it off. ...

Organic compost

We are members of a CSA. I can’t figure out what those letters represent, but what it means is every Tuesday we go to this nearby yoga studio and pick up a few ...

Blind ambition

As I age, I develop certain rhythms along with the other achy symptoms of geezertude. I am scheduled to be at work at 4 p.m. In my mind, this means I have to be...