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The Joy of Happy Valley

The Joy of Happy Valley

When my husband travels, I often dive into a new series to pass the time in the evenings. He’s taken two extended trips this year, which was just enough for me to get through both seasons of Happy Valley on Netflix. If you haven’t seen Happy Valley, you should watch it. In Happy Valley, middle-aged women are portrayed by actual middle-aged women. This should not be remarkable, but it is. Of course, it’s British; American television would never stand for so…

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Fleeting Thoughts on Fleeting Things

Fleeting Thoughts on Fleeting Things

I’m 48 years old today. I don’t mind it. In some ways I feel younger now than I did in my twenties. I’m fitter, for sure. I sleep better. I eat better. I don’t drink so much. Nonetheless, in just two years I’ll be 50. It seems remarkable. I’ve been bouncing around this world for nearly half a century. For much of my life I looked younger than my actual age. I still looked like a kid in high school. When…

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