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This ‘n That … Summertime and the stomach was achin’

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By Mims Cushing
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This summer, I was overdue to have my once-a-year stomach ache. Sure enough the aching began one Thursday night. Was it a virus or had I eaten something weird? I sure hoped it wasn’t a virus because I had been in a crowd of 60 for a couple of hours that morning. Had I given them all my germs?

This ‘n That: The Nightingale soars

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By Mims Cushing
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Yesterday, waiting for our pool aerobics class to start, I chatted with a woman about reading.

She said, “I have 440 books on my Kindle.”

I was aghast. But then I asked, “How many of them have you read?’

This ‘n That: My most embarrassing moment

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By Mims Cushing
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When I taught creative writing in the early ‘90s I didn’t have a degree in teaching. I’d never even taken a teaching course. Teaching fourth and fifth graders in Ponte Vedra Beach, to practice on them before launching an adult class, seemed a smart way to go. The kids were my guinea pigs. It was a course for kids who liked to write. It was definitely not remedial writing. They seemed to like it, the parents were happy and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This n That: My couch understands me

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By Mims Cushing
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I’ve been thinking about comfort zones lately. My granddaughter, Mackenzie, a rising college junior, is off to Spain studying for a month.

“It will take me out of my comfort zone, Grammie,” she explained.

This n That | Do you need a lid for your pot?

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By Mims Cushing
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Worry. Years ago, when I lived up north, a minister announced in a church service that he was worried about the single people in the audience. He didn’t mean he was concerned about them having an accident in their home. He meant he was sad people were sitting there without a spouse. I was stunned.