Backing Up Is Hard To Do

by Beth Diane Bradley I was tired, distracted, and in a hurry … I got in the car, backed up too quickly and … crunch. I’m no good in reverse, which is evident every time I back out of my long, skinny drive way. That sinking feeling you get when you hear that crunch is…
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Mother Said, “It’s Greek To Me”

by Beth Diane Bradley It happens all the time.  I’m in the middle of a conversation, and out of my mouth pops some old fashioned phrase my mother used to say. She would be in her 90’s if she were still living, so these phrases don’t get out much anymore. One of my favorites is…
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What Sonny Shared

by Beth Diane Bradley I turned 57 in August, and was born in 1957.  I looked it up, and sure enough, that phenomenon is called the Beddian Birthday — after a New York firefighter named Bobby Beddia, who told mathematician  Rhonda Roland Shearer  he felt lucky to be living his birth year – It was…
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2014 Brought Me No “Grapes Of Wrath”

by Beth Diane Bradley I got out of bed this morning and threw on my old wool sweater with a hole in the elbow, before sitting down to cuddle with my dogs.  But then it occurred to me, I think it’s time to toss that sweater, it’s outworn its usefulness, and I have another to…
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Fashionista Imperfecta

 by Beth Diane Bradley Mark Twain said:  “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” That’s why I’m almost late for work most mornings. It’s my job to influence people, and therefore I must not be naked. But sometimes my attempts to be a fashionista fall flat – or down,…
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