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  1. Don’t Know Nothing ‘bout Science Books or the French I Took

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    November 17, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham My daughter patted me on the head the other day and said, “you know… you’re cute, but you’re not that smart.” It didn’t appear to be a revelation. It was more like she was saying, “look we’ve all discussed this, and really… it’s only fair you should know where we stand.”

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  2. Two Arteries Diverged in the Wood … I Took Clogged One

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    November 10, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham My friend John is a vegetarian and part time vegan. As far as I can tell, that means I’m never going to like anything that he eats. I’m reasonably sure he’d think that I was just flat out wrong in my assessment. In my experience, when people hear that I don’t like vegetables, they usually think that I just haven’t had them prepared the right way. Well, I guess that’s a possibility. But I wouldn’t bet my T-bone on it.

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  3. ​Tricks and Treats for those Suspiciously Tall Kids

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    October 27, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham Halloween is just a few days away, which can only mean one thing — I’m eating candy corn by the fistful and mortgaging the house to buy the remaining candy needed for Oct. 31. There was a time when you could make candy apples or pass out cookies. But I don’t care if their grandmother makes it, there isn’t a kid from Sacramento to Sarasota who’s eatingeating anything unwrapped on Halloween anymore.

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  4. As Wholesome as Apple Pie

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    October 13, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    ​By Alison Grisham When I read Charlottes’s Web, I thought the County Fair sounded like the most magical place on Earth. With E.B. White’s palpable description, I could almost smell the carnival foods and hear the marching band, complete with tuba and cymbals. I imagined Fern walking past giant prized pumpkins and riding and an old-fashioned Ferris wheel, where she could swing her feet and see for miles.

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  5. Aging Gracefully is a Myth

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    October 6, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham I finally went to get my new eyeglasses yesterday.  For over a year I’ve been getting by with some cheap, off-the-rack readers.  But I’ve gotten to that stage in my life where I need one prescription for actual reading and another one just to help me walk around… that is if I want to quit apologizing to inanimate objects for bumping into them.  Of course I also carry pairs in my purse and keep extras for back-up since I lose the originals with surprising regularity.  By the sheer number of eyeglasses I have lying around, you’d think Foster Grant was living with me. 

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  6. Taking Off

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    I wish I could say I was better at air travel. But I really have to be in the right mood for all the effort… and especially… all the human interaction that it takes to fly.

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  7. W.H. Auden Said it Best

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    September 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    I have had more good fortune in my life than I have a right to expect and yet, when tragedy strikes, I, like many other people, feel that life is unfair.

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