Author Archives: clubfredbaja

The Time Has Come…

Lately this space has not been a welcoming one for me. I used to love my Chronicles. I loved them while Fred and I were traveling and this was a place to record our adventures. I loved them when we … Continue reading

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The Beautiful, Treacherous, Complicated Art of Communication

“Kris, tell your dad it’s dinner.” I can’t count how many times in my childhood I played messenger for my mom while she gave my dad the silent treatment. That phrase is too sterile in my opinion. “Silent treatment”, it … Continue reading

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The Peri-Menopause Diaries II – Does this bulky uterus make me look fat?

Previously on I Hate My Uterus, Why Is It Doing This To Me… From the number of private messages and emails I received after my last peri-menopause post, it looks like I am not alone in the struggle. Some folks … Continue reading

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Will You Be My Ronnie Freeman?

What’s worse than not achieving your goals? Watching other people attain them, exceed them, blow past you on the freeway of success. Or not. The single biggest driving force behind my writing has been my competitive nature. Actually, that has … Continue reading

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Girl Gone Wild

On Tuesday morning, I climbed aboard a big, yellow zodiac and headed out to watch whales and play tourist for a day with my dear friend Liz and her family from Arizona—son Jeff, and teen granddaughters Katelyn and Lauren.  Despite … Continue reading

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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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