Musing

Same Dilemmas, Bigger Price Tags

November 26, 2010
By Mara Gordon
Same Dilemmas, Bigger Price Tags

When I first made the decision to move back to California, into the house that I had left behind five long years ago, there were so many emotions to face. How long until the walls closed in on me? Would I be able to stick it out long enough to get my book written?...

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Low Dose Aspirin

June 19, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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When one of my sisters brought home whatever was going around the school, my mother had a theory that it was best to get it over with, and have us all get it at once. This included chicken pox, mumps, measles, and so many bouts of the flu that I’d be hard pressed to...

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My Dollar Hoop Earrings

May 13, 2010
By Mara Gordon
My Hoops Working the Aisles at Lowes

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Santa Cruz and Capitola for a “Girls’ Getaway”. While there, I splurged on a pair of $1 hoop earrings. Usually, I wear small, practical earrings; more placeholders than jewelry, but with my sassy new ‘do, I figured, what the heck?! Since I’ve been wearing my new...

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When a Mother Stops Being Mom

April 29, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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When I was a little girl, my mother and I used to stay up very late most Friday nights to watch what were then referred to as horror films. Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi would come out from behind the curtain dripping with chocolate syrup. By today’s standards they were pretty tame,...

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