There’s Nothing Like The Real Thing, Baby

By Beth Diane Bradley Shortly before my 30th birthday, I finally achieved my long-awaited goal of becoming a mother.  In preparation, I read several child development books, went to pre-natal classes and followed all the advice of the day bestowed upon pregnant women.  In other words, I was ripe for motherhood. Although planning a pregnancy…
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Maybe I Should Say “Tepid” Next Time

By Beth Diane Bradley Don’t trust anyone over thirty.  That was a popular mantra spoken my many teens back in the 60’s, and yes, I’m old enough to remember it.  The natural dividing line between youth and middle age becomes evident once again when you become a parent of a teen. I was watching television with my…
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Just Bite The Bullet

By Beth Diane Bradley It was supposed to be a typical Sunday dinner.  I took a venison roast out of the oven, sliced it and put it on the table.  After about three bites, I felt something with my tongue that I knew was not part of the average deer.  I then removed a chunk…
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There’s No Sex In This City

by Beth Diane Bradley Ah, the glamorous single life.  Not too long ago, I watched a few episodes of a TV program featuring beautiful young women in New York City sipping martinis and dishing about their latest romantic encounters.  They made it seem like if you bought enough pairs of expensive shoes and hung out…
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It’s Warmer In God’s Country These Days

by Beth Diane Bradley It was March in North Dakota, and I was walking my dogs without wearing a coat.  Of course, like any native of this area, I was thrilled to actually experience spring weather during the correct time of year – for the first time in my life.  Not just the occasional record…
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