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184 weddings and counting

2018 was another memorable year in my Justice of the Peace career. I officiated 33 weddings—bringing the total over 7 years to 184 (plus three for couples who had earlier [and secretly] eloped. Madam never shares those details!) Here are … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, maybe

Merry Christmas. This should be a happy time of year but for many people, it’s a miserable and painful time. We may be lonely, missing someone special who will never come through the door again or who is far away … Continue reading

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Sterling

Sterling parallel parked earlier this evening, solo, at the Stop & Shop Plaza. Twice. I wept. Parallel parking has never been one of my talents. I’m more inclined to drive around the block as many times as it takes to … Continue reading

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The PJs and the car

It’s been quite a week. It began in a bad storm when a (really) large oak tree succumbed to the wind and fell across the front yard, taking a swipe at the edge of the roof, flattening a beloved rhododendron … Continue reading

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To rescucitate or not

I came across an old photo yesterday, of someone I haven’t seen in nearly two decades, holding my infant daughter. I used to think of this woman as one of my dearest friends. We had a significant history. I encouraged … Continue reading

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The Chrismas List. Not.

The Hammacher Schlemmer catalog came in the mail today. If you’re like me, you  thought, “The what…?” I’d never hear of it. Dave was impressed and sat down to cruise the pages. The kicker headline on the cover indicates it … Continue reading

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A ramble for a 12-year old

When I walked into the house last night, there was chatter on the police scanner. The police dispatcher instructed an officer to respond to a local condominium complex and speak to a man who had called to help settle an … Continue reading

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