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Chatterbox: That time in hope

The end of yet another year is around the bend. In the next five days we celebrate Thanksgiving and begin Hanukkah. Then, Christmas is four-and-a-half weeks away. A week past that, another calendar …

Chatterbox: Trying to stitch in time

As usual, there are so many things that need addressing. America is in a tense spot, quite possibly the most difficult and divided place we’ve been in since the Civil War. Civil Rights created …

The art of art and torment

In this nation, right now, we suffer from many ills. The most dangerous is an obstinacy that can kill politically and, now, literally. We must remain diligent in our efforts to protect ourselves …

The silent mugging

October was the month of scary things, when everyone loves getting frightened.Somehow, though, one ghost has been and remains very unpopular. Beaten up on news, social media, during lectures, civil …

On the table

While I was babysitting today, I spent my grandson’s naptime quietly going through the photos on my phone. I was really looking for stuff I could cut. Many Chattereaders know my husband was …

Unfiltering our selfie selves

In this great age of communication, when cellphones and texting keep us connected at every split second, what do we talk about? There’s so much chatter that we, often, don’t say anything …

A pause to calibrate

Today, we’re going to take a moment out of the dust storm that is news, America’s condition, and all that is amiss in our beloved nation and around the world. Today, we celebrate.

Modifying the saving model

It’s Jack’s Place. It’s Steve’s Diner. Whatever or whoever’s place it is, it’s better than Food Incorporated’s place, and that makes all the difference.

All for one, etcetera

We, meaning most of us in this nation, are very blessed (please notice I said “most”). Like most of us, I love this country, even with all of its nuts and foibles. There’s hope for …

What we pull for

America, it’s the country most of us residing here will say we love, and we believe that to be true – usually, because it is, but how do we do love our mother country? It isn’t our …

The power of the power nap

Martha Stewart may not be everybody’s hero, but no one can argue with her success. After all these years, we can see that her jail time, of which she speaks freely, has made her a more …

Of Earth, sea and sky

There are many very heavy topics that people around the world should be aware of and discussing sensibly today. Easily the most urgent is the health of our life-sustaining planet. As inhabitants of …

A serendipitous lesson

Recently, having brunch with a cousin, we talked about food addictions we’ve battled, like my own longtime habit: diet soda. I didn’t know way back then that it was formulated to have …

The real big picture

America is a great country for those of her people who are in a good place. For many, America is still a great country, just not particularly for them.Just as we have so much in this country to be …

The summer is almost over, but the warm weather will linger and fall is always wonderful. These two seasons offer us much beauty from our wonderful world, but they offer us other things too.The …

Common sense is independent thinking

If we think about it for even a moment, with a completely open mind, this magnificently evolved planet supports life … our lives, human life. Moreover, it supports all the necessary …

Back to square one, really?

Back to square one, really? No one can know everything. There are some influences from people coming and going in the U.S. and the spread of COVID right now that need to be investigated.

A simple awareness

As we travel through life we realize that many cultures around the world leave the U.S. in the dust when it comes to attending the elderly, the ill and people with special needs. We can readily see …

Regaining our losses

America is often referred to as the “greatest country in the world” but why? We had the promise, the ability, the opportunity, and the heart to be. We had the hope and the best of the …

The lucky ones

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In many places, the world population suffers in ways that most of us, especially here in the U.S., couldn’t imagine. Often, through worldwide politics and pressure tactics, many of the …

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