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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Patti Koltes

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

Real Life – That kind of year

I’ve had a run of homeowner issues lately, but after the monotony and paralysis of the COVID-times, I am not complaining. From chipmunk infestations to...

Real Life – Moonshadow

At four o’clock on a November morning, I padded downstairs in my flannel pajamas to commune with the universe. I made my coat selection for...

Real Life – My Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Pent-up travel demand is not fake news, if this has crossed your mind. And as when anything, from sink drains to emotions, has been...

Real Life – In between

One of my favorite times of year has arrived. While many may mourn the diminishing daylight hours, I try to redirect my focus, and appreciate...

Real Life – Renewed

When I read the March 2022 World Health Organization news release that based on their scientific study, in the first year of the COVID-19...

Real Life – Caught in the web

Like many people enduring pandemic restrictions, I developed a habit of unwinding in front of Netflix. This has continued even with the relative freedom...

Real Life – Getting into the game

Life is full of unintended consequences. When my parents enrolled me in an all-girls’ boarding school in 1964, it was unlikely, for their daughter, that...

Real Life – Fun in the Sun

Most days I wake up happy, just excited to be alive. But at times when my internal sun just seems to refuse to shine,...

Real Life – Pivot point

Though a close friend told me my plan sounded to her like a root canal, last week I went to a five year old’s...

Real Life – The slippery slope

This pandemic winter, I didn’t bother to saddle myself with a lengthy list of positive aspirations in the name of self-improvement. I kept my...