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Touché to Clichés  As the French poet Gérard de Nerval said, “The first man who compared a woman to a rose was a poet, the second, an imbecile.”  And so it is with clichés. Just a bit of fluff trivia.  The word cliché is French for “click.”  When printing presses were used, the cast iron…

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LJ's Corner

By: LJ Bury Julia Child is in the Kitchen I am talking, of course, about THE Julia Child, who started out with a humble little TV show with fumbles, bumbles and kitchen fires. And I’m guessing the one we all recognize within ourselves from time to time. Guilty here in Estero. In my early cooking…

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LJ and Lil Red

Life is getting shorter. I drive fast. I don’t condone it; I own it. The bulls in Pamplona are running. Little Red (my car) is behind them. Don’t get me wrong, I am careful. I drive the speed limit (when it makes sense), but those other drivers? Well, let’s just say their motor skills are…

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LJ’s Corner—Ponders From In and Out of My Mind Don’t Walk Backwards… Seems like common sense to not walk backwards. We do it anyway. I learned the hard way this is not a good idea. Noticing that my pool cage was quite dirty and apparently the permanent home of various tiny critters, I decided to grab…

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LJ’s Corner: Ponders from In and Out of My Mind ARE YOU A DATE NIGHTER? …Or Have you Lost that Lovin’ Feeling? If the Righteous Brothers have that right, then we need to change our playlist to “Unchained Melody,” arguably their better song. Let’s hope date night has not become a fond memory like the Platters’…

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Looking Good — at ANY age, not ‘FOR your age’! Have you taken a look in your mirror lately? You know, that shiny, flat, glass thingy hanging over your bathroom sink that greets you every morning with a sigh? Be honest, aren’t there things you’d like to change…but this nagging little voice keeps saying, “Oh…

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