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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Patti Koltes

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

Real Life – Baked Alaska

My husband John and I expressed ourselves through cooking before the concept of love languages was a thing. Neither of us had come from culinary...

Real Life – Pastime

When I originally started playing Candy Land with our granddaughter, she barely knew her colors, much less how to match the card she had...

Real Life – Just Ask

Home equipment malfunctions have tried my patience lately, but in the “tell me some good news” department, it’s also presented a creative opportunity to...

Real Life – Time Warp

I have been listening to a podcast called “Dolly Parton’s America.”  Although I enjoy country music when I am exposed to it, I have been...

Real Life – A liberal education

When I set off to college, my father inquired about the direction of study I would pursue. I declared an English major, to which...

Real Life – Finding the path

I have opined, wryly, that all roads lead to Naperville, but disaster and destruction are not what we usually are known for. Living in the...

Real Life – Better than Zoom

It hadn’t been seventeen years since I ventured to an unknown city, but emerging from tight pandemic protocols felt significant in the way that...

Real Life – Connected

The irony of reading a book called Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport is not lost on me. Starved for social contact due to pandemic restrictions,...

Real Life – Small joys

The Spathifyllum in our south window thrived for years when Sophie the Wonder Dog ruled the roost, and Clyde the cat made himself scarce...

Real Life – For the Record

When I was a child, my parents drove our family of five to Cape Cod for a vacation. They were likely hopeful that we would...
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