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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Patti Koltes

Real Life © by Patti Koltes. Contact her at pkoltes@gmail.com.

Real Life – Making Magic

Resolving to make the most out of the last warm days this season, I optimistically signed up for a late October golf event—and as...

Real Life – A link in the chain

Twenty years ago, when our youngest son was doing what teens do, and disengaging from us, I dreamed up a multi-step project he and...

Real Life – Life is but a dream

Assembling our much-expanded family under one roof in the Adirondack Mountains on Lake George, NY was the actualization of a life dream. Three generations gathered...

Real Life – Smoke gets in your eyes

Humans have a rich history with fire, though a more checkered relationship with smoking. The Marlboro Man was larger than life, as were jingles related...

Real Life – Obscurity

One of the gifts I give my grandchildren is that of a robust vocabulary. I do not plug in devices, check out my text messages,...

Real Life – Tuning in

A radio interview with the now-85-year-old author Judy Blume motivated my friend and me to make a midweek cinema date to see, Are You...

Real Life – Read the rainbow

Some people are suckers for buying kitchen gadgets, office supplies, or organizing systems. My downfall is books. I get book ideas from listening to National Public...

Real Life – Kenwood forever

Daily I am grateful for the wonderful education I enjoyed. It was not a grind of rote recitations and regurgitations, but an atmosphere that nurtured...

Real Life – Looking for inspiration

It’s a sunny Sunday in February, and I’m doing something unusual: lying on my sofa, watching the thoughts pass through my mind. Thinking is not...

Real Life – Introspection

I’m catching up on my reading these days. As predictably as cookie recipes dominate December magazines, January columns feature suggestions for resets. Budgeting to address...
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