Category Archives: mental health

Blue Jeans Blues

Definition of Hubris: Losing 5 pounds and deciding to get rid of all my fat jeans. “You’ll be sorry,” says Memphis Earlene. “Do it anyway,” says Scarlett, my Fashion advisor.”You can always get more on ebay.” Definition of neurotic: Losing … Continue reading

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Blues Entitlement

 Yes, there’s a difference between the blues and plain old self-pity.    You have the right to sing the blues if you work for Wal-mart. You have a right to sing the blues if you ain’t got no home in this … Continue reading

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DMV Blues Part Deux

Tough love from Blues Legend Memphis Earlene was yesterday.  Today it’s time for Franco-Therapy. Everything’s better in France, especially if you’re an Older Woman, according to Scarlett, my fashion consultant.  Everything improves when translated into the French version. She’s back … Continue reading

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DMV Blues

‘I went down to the Department of Motor Vehicles/ To get my license renewed…..” The official line is  I get better with age, like good whiskey, but tell that to the  camera.  Getting a new photo ID is like being confronted with … Continue reading

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Blues for Beginners: Rousing the Sales Force

“Woke up this morning,…..and went back to sleep”   That’s the lyrics to Epstein-Barre Blues, written by Memphis Earlene Gray before she turned commercial on me.  She wants her place in Wikipedia, if only as a footnote. She needs a sales … Continue reading

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Boots, Roots, and the Blues.

Her age? Timeless. Ethnicity? Bluish. Memphis Earlene Gray is an Avatar of the Boogie Gods. And she’s way cooler than I’ll ever be. “You don’t choose the Blues, they choose you,” Memphis Earlene reminds me. “They chose you when you … Continue reading

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