Birthday Bounty

Mallawī by | Mar 13, 2015 | "Keep the Change, autism, birthdays, books, Columbia University, disabilities, empty nest, Felicity House, flowers, memoir, middle age, minorities, parents, publishing, twins, women, writing

     Birthdays have been coming at breakneck speed these last few years.  Time flies—not necessarily because I’m having fun—but because I realize there’s so much less time left for me in the future than the past.  (See “Fast Forward Birthdays,” 3/8/13).  Each...

Poxy Lady

http://essexprintstudio.co.uk/author/contadino/page/2/ by | Nov 15, 2013 | allergic reactions, Barbara Walters, bedbugs, benadryl, biopsy, chicken pox, dermatologists, Jimi Hendrix, middle age, pimples, prednisone, Robert Redford, shingles, valocyclovir, viruses, Xanax

     I’m trying not to scratch my head—which is very itchy—wondering how it’s possible for a woman over 50, with the slowly disintegrating knees of middle age, to contract chicken pox, a childhood disease.   The good news is that my knees are resting, and I don’t need...

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