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Should I go to the nearest ER?

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I thought I was immune to the love bug bite. I’ve only been bitten two or three times in the last twenty-one years of being single, and the bug disappeared almost as quickly as it sank it’s sneaky little stinger into me.

The bites took awhile to heal, but since…

Editor of New Choices. Mindfulness and anti-racism practitioner before they were cool.

Head Shot by my son Blake Scott, aka Moonlair360 on social media. Notice the cat sneaking into the shot.

Once, I wrote my entire relationship history in one short, non-emotional, factual paragraph. The humorous, I hoped, plan was to text it to a first date to dispense with before the questions were asked. I never actually sent it. I’m also still single.

Here’s me, sans relationship history, longer than…

Now we just have to get his car out of impound in L.A.

My son from author’s collection.

I have a tattoo on my arm that says, “I told Blake,” is a not-so-subtle way to say to my son, “I told you so,” 24/7, without having to actually say it.

I don’t get to say it out loud to him often, now that he’s 6'5" with long turquoise…

“You don’t learn to walk right foot, wrong foot; you learn right foot, left foot.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

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Today my new best friend, my physical therapist, taught me how to tackle the two flights of stairs to and from my apartment. I didn’t set any speed records, but I made it up and back. …


I’ve finally found out what that is really like

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I wrote the sentence that is this headline two years ago in a story called “Build-A-Man.” The story is about what characteristics I’d take from past relationships to build the perfect man for me.

It was true then and it’s true…


And here I am sidelined

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As a kid growing up in a small town in Texas, I knew there was an entire world of people out there doing myriads of things without me. It didn’t matter how many dances we held, and I started going to those at age thirteen after helping paint the community…


What if you’re a dollar late and a day short?

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Idioms are colloquial, and a grouping of words that don’t really make sense or fit together, except when put together in a sentence and used culturally. Then we develop a common understanding of them. Idioms become so commonplace we say them without thinking.

What if we did think idioms through…


Beyond here there be dragons and Hogan Torah

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How did this even happen

I’m now an editor for MuddyUm. I have very little memory of how I fell down that particular rabbit hole. Or, more aptly, how I was impressed to work on the pirate ship, impressment being the taking on of crew members by compulsion.

I suspect it all started with being…


Why don’t you come up and see my WAP sometime

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Mae West: “When I’m good I’m very, very good, and when I’m bad I’m better.”

Megan Thee Stallion: “Fuck bein’ good, I’m a bad bitch.”

See what I mean?

Carol Lennox

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