Waiting for the Doctor

Every year at the beginning of the tax season, our AARP Tax Aide outposts in the public libraries are mobbed. These free tax preparation service sites are first come, first served, which enables us to do far more tax returns in a day than if we took appointments. That’s because…

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Bullying

Recently, teen suicides are in the news. Gay teen suicides especially, but also other teen suicides. These are said to be the result of persistent bullying. Is the school social world is any more poisonous today than it was almost fifty years ago when I was a  favorite target of…

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Those Lonely Hoarders

What if hoarders talked to other hoarders? The hoarders we see on television or read about in various media do not all live alone, but they generally live with people who are not hoarders. Many have oppressed their closest family members for years with their sick habits, but their family…

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Favorite Movies?

In a blog about romance writing, The Healthy Writer Blog, an exercise for writers involved coming up with the names of your ten favorite movies. Many doubted they could name ten, although naming ten books would have been easy. Of course I was tempted to try to name ten myself,…

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Asocial Networks

A while back a friend of mine complained that s/he had been de-Friended by someone on Facebook, and didn’t know why. Facebook, like many Internet sites, provides a method by which you can e-mail a private message to someone, even if you are not officially Friends. There is also the…

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