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Entries by Roz Warren from 07/2013

The Bad Haircut Blues

| Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty

Having a bad haircut has given me new insight into the people in my life. Some, I've learned, are blunt but honest: "Holy sh*t! What happened to you?" Others are considerate, bold-faced liars: "Great haircut! You look terrific!" The rest fall somewhere in between.

Call Me Maybe

| Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty

Tom doesn't have a land line. If I want to reach him, I can try his cell. But it usually goes right to voicemail. I can try emailing him at one of his four hundred email addresses. Or I can text him. He responds promptly to texts. Except when he doesn't.

A Capital Time For Tweeting, Plus When To Shoot A Moose

| Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty

Buy Shoes On Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00 is a new advice book which tells the reader the best possible time to get everything done, from flossing ones teeth to visiting Zanzibar. As a public service, I've used the information provided in that book to create an ideal day.

Is This Seat Taken?

| Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty

In the most amazing display of seat-hogging chutzpah I've ever witnessed, I once saw a man calmly pour a bottled water on the seat beside him as the train approached the station. To each "Is this seat taken?" he responded. "It's wet, I'm afraid. I spilled my drink on it."

I'm The Librarian With the Rainbow on Her Wrist

| Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty

Wearing a rainbow bracelet is an easy way to let LGBT folks, especially LGBT kids, know you've got their back. I work in a public library, a place where every kid should feel safe and supported. So, when I heard about Matt's wristbands two year ago, I sent away for one.

You Never Forget Your First

| Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty

Most of us Boomers remember the first time we heard a song on the radio and thought: "I have to own that."

Do I Have to Move to California?

| Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

At 58, I finally know exactly who I am. A writer who lives and works in suburban Philadelphia and makes frequent trips to New York. How tough could it be to expand that definition to include frequent cross country trips to enjoy my grandchildren?