Indulging with the Person Inside

Indulging with the Person Inside

Now that Lily, my inner fourteen-year-old, has arrived she’s become adept in making her wants known.   You’ve been doing way too much grown-up stuff this week. I mean, I know you had to and everything, but you need to start indulging yourself a little before you...

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Seasons and the Person Inside

Seasons and the Person Inside

I can feel its approach every minute of every day. Autumn. Lily, the 14-year-old person inside, can feel it, too. The hours of daylight decline. Tomorrow will give back 3 minutes and 1 second to the dark.   Still, the days are light for nearly 14 hours. The...

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Zucchini and the Person Inside

Zucchini and the Person Inside

Summertime. I’m an avid vegetable gardener, so you know what’s coming: zucchini!   Don’t worry, I’m not going to leave a boatload of it on your front porch, ring the bell and run. The fact is, I solved the problem of excess zucchini last year. I found a nifty way...

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Celebrating with the Person Inside

Celebrating with the Person Inside

Everyone who’s lost someone dear has a lot of “firsts” to face the year following their loved one’s death. Bruce was born August 7, 1948. This Wednesday was his first birthday without him. My inner fourteen-year-old Lily and I put our heads together and decided that,...

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Fashion and the Person Inside

Fashion and the Person Inside

My good friend Lily, aka the 14-year-old person inside, cheerfully provokes me on a regular basis. This week, she critiqued my fashion sense:   Your gray sweatpants are twice as old as I am! They look dorky. You’ve got those sparkly NIKE leggings Bruce bought you...

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Home Town Visit with the Person Inside

Home Town Visit with the Person Inside

The Person Inside (she says her name is Lily) traveled with me this week to our home town, Port Townsend, Washington.   I used to live here too, you know. But. . .hey, it’s kind of different. . .   She’s right. Town has changed a lot in the 45 years since...

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