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#Me Too Blues

Without Motown and the birth control pill I’d probably still be a virgin….
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Boomer Geezer Blues

Hanging out on the Virtual Verandah with Memphis Earlene and the gang, recuperating from Labor Day festivities, which involved Single Malt Scotch. Now I’m drinking penance–unsweetened cranberry juice. In a gesture of patriotism, Memphis Earlene has renounced White Russians and … Continue reading

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Post Inauguration Blues

Woke up this morning with the Blues.  The Women’s March was outstanding, twice the size of  Littlefinger’s  Inauguration festivities and much more festive. But that was three days ago. I need a better name for the Unmentionable One. The man … Continue reading

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Post-Election Blues

Memphis Earlene’s beverage of choice these days is White Russians, which seems so wrong. Blues Beverages are whiskey and wine. “Blues women do not drink alcoholic beverages that taste like dessert. It’s a Code violation,” I tell her. “Blues women … Continue reading

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Election Year Blues

Iowa Caucaus Post Mortem. Memphis Earlene thinks all white guys look alike.
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Birthday Blues

  April 20……..Hitler’s birthday. Mine as well. I’m in a Doctors waiting room in Amherst Virginia, been here for two hours, FOX NEWS on the TV. Springtime for Hitler doesn’t feel so much like a joke. I got a tick … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories of Yemen Blues

Yemen: 2006. I’m the only woman in the room, I’m chewing qat for the first time, and I’m doing it wrong, masticating the tender green leaves into pulp and then swallowing, as though I’m eating salad greens.   Despite my faux pas, … Continue reading

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