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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Patti Koltes

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

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...

Real Life – Speaking in code

In childhood, my siblings and I played games fueled by imagination. Without the benefit of advanced technology, rather than plug into an alternate reality someone...

Real Life – Inbox

As I boxed up my Thanksgiving decorations in no particular order, only to discover the same jumble presents itself in the Christmas category, I...

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...