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About reelingintheyears.wordpress.com

A freelance writer who revels in the 1970's...and today. Thoughts on being a baby baby boomer and empty nester. Welcome to the Saturday evening porch.

A Piece of Calm


Fellow Friends & Writers: Just a quick note to let you know that Finishing Line Press is publishing my chapbook, “A Piece of Calm.”  Pre-sales for poetry determine press run; you can quickly reserve copies by clicking the link below by … Continue reading

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BROAD RIVER REVIEW: Ron Rash Award finalists

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Not So Famous Last Words


Recently you heard tell amongst friends,  the last words they heard from their dear old, departed loved ones, Bless Their Collective Lil Hearts.  You all chuckled to keep from boo-hooing (as Mama used to say). 1.  How Did You Know? … Continue reading

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pale blue mercy


pale blue mercy MainStreetRag.com pale blue mercy Dear Writers: Some quick news: Main Street Rag Publishing Company is publishing my book pale blue mercy as part of its Author’s Choice Chapbook Series. The book will be released February 5th.  If you’re interested … Continue reading

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Can the World Not Behave Itself for Five Minutes? Texts You Don’t Want to Get While On Vacation


Why is it when you try to embrace the empty nest, the helicopters appear instead?  Why is it, indeed, any time you try and take a vacash–the world erupts? You and your husband were just in Paris in order to … Continue reading

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first world beach problems


While enjoying the beach during your summer family vacay, your son finally took off his Mom’s voice-cancelling headphones.  After awhile he shook his head, gave off a grin and proclaimed: “First world beach problems.” “What?” you reply, as usual. “Just … Continue reading

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The Difference Between (Southern) Men and Women


Image via Wikipedia 1. Women like hanging out in Starbucks and drinking chai tea.  Believe it or not–men will walk straight past a Starbucks to get to a Five Guys or Firehouse sub. 2. Women like Sephora.  Men will walk … Continue reading

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