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Maude McDaniel - Living

Maude McDaniel - Living
  • Feed your memories before they’re used up

    Here’s what I’m worrying about this week: the modern pollution of early memory. Don’t get it? Well, that’s why I’m writing this article.

    May 18, 2013

  • The longer I live, the less I can tolerate

    The older you get the lower your tolerance level sinks. I may have written about these before, but nothing has changed so I’m going to try to change the world again.

    May 4, 2013

  • So many things she doesn’t understand

    At my age, I hate to admit it — but there is so much in this world that I — still — don’t understand.
    People who don’t care about Monarch butterflies, for instance.

    April 6, 2013

  • Each of us has our good and bad times

    Life is full of ups and downs — and that’s a good thing. Of course, most of us would prefer ups to downs, but life sees it differently, so we get our share of each. I remember two incidents in my past that balance each other — both happened in school, although I was a child for the one and an adult for the other. As I remember, I preferred the up to the down.

    March 23, 2013

  • Getting used to some things takes an effort

    Not too long ago I wrote a column oozing with self-control, in which I mentioned several developments in life that it wouldn’t kill me to get used to. In the interests of equal time, today I have to write about certain developments in this world that I doubt I will ever get used to .
    Like tattoos, for instance.

    March 9, 2013

  • Each of them found a Spot in her heart

    Inspired by the Westminster Dog Show, I decided to write about my dogs. You already know I have had eight of them but you tend not to know who they are so I will enlighten you. No column was ever wasted writing about dogs!

    February 23, 2013

  • It wouldn’t kill her to do it differently

    It’s taken me 80-some years to admit this, but, you know, there are some things I do that it wouldn’t kill me of if I stopped doing them one of these days.

    February 9, 2013

  • Here’s all you wanted to know about tails

    Okay, here’s something I have wondered about for a long time.
    Why do animals have tails?

    January 26, 2013

  • Never skipped? You missed something

    A friend of mine, whom I will call Jane because that is her name, and I were talking about what we did well as children. It was a short conversation. We only shared two physical traits as children, and one of them was that we didn't do anything very well at the time — especially physical-type stuff.

    January 12, 2013

  • John Adams might be surprised byf this

    “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

    December 29, 2012

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