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Monthly Archive for September, 2013

the remedy

Another long weekend, and we’re still having gloomy weather. Sure we had short glimpses of sunshine for a good part of Saturday and Sunday, but the sudden warmth had somewhat taken its toll on my lungs.  I woke up Sunday morning with a grainy feel to my throat, signs of an impending bad cold, and […]

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                        The depression streak continues.  Your friend here is still under the weather…if beneath under the weather is even possible, that’s where you’ll find me. It’s actually my eldest daughter’s fault. But wait, before you think my 14-year-old is into some despicable rebellious behavior, […]

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derailed

Again I would like to blame it on the weather, but I won’t. I love the sound of rain. But yes, for some reason all is not well in my universe again.  After a fabulous four-day weekend, and sleep, lots of sleep, I knew there was a catch. The four glorious days in bed was […]

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humdrum

(n. monotony, dullness.) It must be the season, the long days of rain and drizzle, or just the gloomy, grey weather this morning, or the overcast skies.  It must be something to do with hormones, or maybe the (slightly) lowered sugar level in my system.  But yes, I’m coming out in the open, acknowledging that […]

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My Mama used to say that we should take time to re-read books we’ve loved when we were younger, just to see if we have the same perspective, and the same reaction to what we read.  Chances are we don’t, not because of any change in the book (none, evidently), but because we have changed.  […]

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wanderlust 2

  “Go somewhere you’ve never been.” My Mama used to revel in the joy of travel.  When I was younger she would join friends for pleasure trips to Bicol, Cebu, Hongkong, and even the Holy Land.  She would be happy showing off her pictures and re-living her experiences.  When she retired from government service and […]

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despicable me?

  When I first started my column in July of 2010, I made it clear to Mr. Sam, our beloved editor, that I would not be writing about legal issues and most especially about politics, but it will just primarily be a lifestyle column on topics like family, parenting, food, books, beauty, fashion, etc. Now […]

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