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In Memory: A Friend and Neighbor Too Full of Life to Ever Die


CocoRay:  my neighbor, my friend, a bright star in my life here on Ray Drive.   Her name wasn’t really CocoRay,  It was Kim.  But Kim is such a quiet, calm name – a demure name, and she was anything but … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Questions of Attraction (and Request for Opinions)


It’s hot, it’s summer, the days are long, and I’ve been having trouble writing my blog.  Did you notice that I posted my last post about a fellow biker trying to pick me up while on a Sunday morning bike … Continue reading

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Muscling His Way In – A Clever Pick Up Line?


“You’re all muscle,” he said as he rode up alongside me.  I was pushing – straining, actually – to pedal my way up the hill and reach the more level Beach Drive.  It was a sunny, near-90 degree Sunday morning … Continue reading

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A Visit Home – to Pet the Tree, Perhaps?


“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “It’s Abi.  I lived in this house, grew up here until we sold it 25 years ago.” “Oh, how sweet.  Would you like to come in and look around?” That was my fantasy.  I dreamed that … Continue reading

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A Day to Sing About at the Polls


On Tuesday, I performed a civic duty.  At least, that’s what people call it.  I spent the day – ALL day, from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm – shuttered inside a room filled with strangers and machines.  The machines themselves … Continue reading

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Feeling Productive When the Sun Shines: Catching the Rays for a Better World


Wednesday was a cloudy rainy day, which means that it was an unproductive one.  But not for the reasons you think.  It wasn’t because the weather affected my mood or energy level, but because my house doesn’t function well on … Continue reading

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A Few Words with Friends for the Holiday Season


I’d like to have a word with you.  Actually, I’d like to share several words with you.  Given my choice of phrase, I’ll reassure you that you’re not in trouble.  Not at all, my friend.    If anyone is in trouble, … Continue reading

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