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20 Questions

Does everyone have a secret? Why does cheese taste better when it’s grated? If memory is imperfect and we see the world subjectively, is every person on the planet living a different reality? When my cats and I talk to … Continue reading

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I Want It All!

Something pretty great happened last week. Great, unexpected, awe-inducing, and more words that describe an event so completely out of left field that almost a week later I am still shaking my head and asking myself, “Really? Did that happen?” … Continue reading

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The Perimenopause Diaries

****Warning! This post contains graphic “women stuff” AKA bodily functions common to healthy women over the age of 40. If that kind of stuff squicks you out, be thankful you don’t have to go through it yourself. You can also … Continue reading

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It Matters

Can the past change? Two nights ago, Hubs and I re-watched the brilliant, Oscar-winning thriller Silence of the Lambs.  The movie came out in 1991 and neither of us had watched it for at least a decade. The movie I … Continue reading

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I’m Okay? You’re Okay?

“Is everything okay with you?” My dear friend Pat asked this of me on Sunday evening. As well as being one of my best friends in the universe, he is also a regular Coconut Chronicles reader and he noted that … Continue reading

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Walking the Line

I would be a better blogger if I had fewer friends. Correction: I would be a more honest blogger if I had fewer diverse friends. Since I transitioned these Coconut Chronicles from “funny travel blog” to “blog about whatever I’m … Continue reading

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The Bootstrap Lie

When do ideas become stories? When do stories become myths? When do myths become harmful? Post-colonization North American culture is young compared to the rest of the world. Our stories are new but our identities have already been hammered into … Continue reading

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