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Who Does The Heavy Lifting?…

Some days it's about the heavy lifting. Guys and chicks are not the same. Argue all you like but girls rarely belch the alphabet and guys generally don't wear thongs, regardless of worries over panty lines. Hauling the Christmas tree from the garage and a new license plate bring it home. I jostle and lift… Continue reading Who Does The Heavy Lifting?…

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Her Favorite Season Is Football…

Nothing on earth is as sweet as a Duchess Doll. They send over all manner of funny, interesting, goofy and unbelievable stuff. One of the faves sends a message: "These lyrics are so great; IDK if you like country music, but this song immediately made me think of you." Whaaaa? Doll has sent me music.… Continue reading Her Favorite Season Is Football…

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Coaching? You’re On Your Own…

Something about my face must say, "Give me advice. Whenever you feel like it. About any subject." I don't generally think I give off a helpless vibe but I get everything from how to change a tire (like I would ever) to setting a table (girl, please). Giving advice? Can you say superpower? Generally about… Continue reading Coaching? You’re On Your Own…

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35 Years…

Remembering wedding anniversaries is not my best skill. The Norwegian would remind me every week before and then daily. It's not that it didn't matter. It's that I'm the least romantic woman on earth. It occurs to me only yesterday that today is 35 years. Or would be if he hadn't had the bad manners… Continue reading 35 Years…

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The Great Snack Debate…

Everyone has an opinion. Don't you hate that? This time it's snack food. The debate rages large and loud. There are serious questions. Are tacos a meal or a snack? Pizza? And where does Pinot Noir fit in? The answers: Tacos are appropriate anywhere, anytime and in whatever quantity one might desire. A slice is… Continue reading The Great Snack Debate…

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We Get You Miss Havisham…

Widow readers take heed--the day is upon us. Every girl that's lost a beloved braces for the dreaded anniversary. July 2 is this girl's personal Miss Havisham day. I may not have been left at the altar but every year; jilted is an apt emotion. I get how our dear Miss H wandered the rooms… Continue reading We Get You Miss Havisham…

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Keep Those Emotions Away From Me…

For some girls, our comfort zone falls into the, "Ew, get those emotions away from me," category. We're not heartless. We're just rarely found crying, becoming perturbed over nothing or going to the ladies room in a gaggle. Public cry spells humiliation for girls like that. A fave client throws retreats designed to strengthen the… Continue reading Keep Those Emotions Away From Me…

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Updated Bodice Rippers…

The latest thing on the desk of The Duchess? Romance. As in writing. A request comes and since nary a project can I pass up, the challenge is on. The mind races to the bodice rippers of high school. There are the cruel, arrogant pirates who become putty in the hands of a good woman,… Continue reading Updated Bodice Rippers…

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The Labyrinth of Love…

When you have a client experienced in all things mind, body, spirit, you listen when she makes suggestions based on acupuncture needles in your feet and pulse examination. She, after all, studied with the Dalai Lama's doctor and has well-being hookups to his monks. "You need a trip to the labyrinth," says she after studying… Continue reading The Labyrinth of Love…

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Indulge A Widow…

I see the sign. My heart threatens to stop. Laetitia Pinot Noir Next Right. The scripted "L" is the one from the logo. I'm driving the California coast, crying child in the car. Okay, she's a young adult, but she's my child. Middle Chicken needs an apartment for a new job. We've spent two days… Continue reading Indulge A Widow…