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About mamatoc

A Baby Boomer learning to live in a retirement community in California.

Anything to Avoid the Facts

Teachers don’t teach; students don’t learn; illegal immigrant children clogging the public schools are dragging scores down. This can never be interpreted as factual so the obvious path is to change the rules! A town near here has decided to … Continue reading

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I Forgot to Mention Something………

Oh yes, baby. Mama got a new toy! The old Jeep gave us 10 wonderful years of boondocking but got a hitch in its gasket. Trust was broken. Since I’m not getting younger and big clunky necklaces are sooooo yesterday … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year Again

http://toccatamundi.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-04-24T20:18:00-07:00&max-results=7 I said it better then. Or, as my tshirt says “The desert is calling and I must go”  

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Grandma vs. Microsoft

Oh Windows–late have I loved thee–very late. My dear readers will remember my shock of finding myself in the middle of Death Valley with a brand new laptop that came with NO INSTRUCTIONS and we were so remote we had no … Continue reading

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All Thumb

Two months post-thumb joint reconstruction I have a small amount of motion in the assaulted hand. Things have been complicated by a big-time arthritis flare–my hand’s way of saying “you and the horse you rode in on” for what you … Continue reading

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Reflections On My Small(for now) World

View From Command Central–taken with old point and shoot. Our patio is caged so we are protected from golf balls.     The weather is too nice to stay under the covers.  But what is a person to do with just … Continue reading

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Shadow Blogger

There won’t be much blogging from SeniorLand. When the ankle tumor on Byrdie got 10″ around, we made that hard decision and had her put down. She wasn’t moving around much and then she just stopped eating. Those beautiful brown … Continue reading

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