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Patti Koltes

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

Real Life – Report from home base

Time in a pandemic seems to stretch endlessly, yet disappears in the blink of an eye. Our early days here in Florida were busy enough,...

Real Life – Playing the Long Game

Maybe the nightmare of uncertainty will be over by the time you read this. Maybe we will have some answers, a vaccine, or mitigating...

Real Life – Alma Mater Redux

My mother-in-law was an inveterate college reunion attendee. The renewal of friendships she described has inspired me to attend my own. During child-raising years, intractable...

Real Life – The Way Forward

After a rather rocky and protracted run of unfortunate occurrences during 2019, we were dealt a relatively minor, possibly symbolic, but nevertheless annoying finale....

Real Life – Anew

The advent of a new decade!  Better than September, that month full of fresh pens and blank notebooks, a new decade arrives unblemished. It could...

Real Life – Great expectations

When I embarked upon yet another update of the home we have enjoyed since 1988, I was thinking about Thanksgiving throughout the years.  The worn...

Real Life – The Reader

The process of reading a library book last week brought me peace at a time when tranquility had proved elusive.  When I reflect on the...

Real Life – Barnaby Thunder

It is a bit of a standing joke in my family that I am obsessed with the weather. Had I grown up in a city,...

Real Life – Ride on

Yesterday, I climbed on my bike, taking off at a fast clip for a three generation ride, my first ride of the summer. It’s...

Real Life – Living in the natural world

Preceding our kitchen remodeling, everything in that room had to be packed up and stored. From this daunting prospect flowed a short period of...