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Traveling for the last 10 days in England with my daughter has been a wonderful experience.  We arrived in Paris today and we’ll be here for a week.  Soon she’ll be off on her own at college and who knows when we will have this opportunity to be together like this again?  My feeling is […]

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Let me say this right upfront.  I happen to think labels are mainly good — and necessary.  After all, we need labels to communicate effectively and maintain societal order. They help us make sense of our world. If I write the word ‘toaster’, for example, then you would know that I’m talking about a small […]

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Last week Nancy bought 12 exercise classes online at a ridiculously low fee of $29 — saving more than 88%.  On the down side, Nancy must now drive to Nevada to redeem the coupon for the classes. Since Nancy lives in California, this is a problem. “But it was such a terrific deal, I just […]

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Today I met with my accountant so he can prepare my tax returns.  It was the first time that I have not filed jointly since 1989. This was another in a series of sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always sobering experiences to remind me that I’m no longer part of a couple.  Partner-less, you can […]

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I consider myself a highly organized person.  I like a neat office, home and car.  Ask anyone who really knows me and they will tell you that I’m always creating files, labeling, cleaning out drawers or recycling stuff no longer needed. I am also a list-maker.  At any one time, I’ve got three or four […]

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Make Me Look Good

by Nancy Wurtzel on January 16, 2011

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Yesterday I got ready for my close-up.  I’d been dreading it for the past six weeks, but it turned into a fun, pleasant afternoon. You may have noticed that I have no picture of myself on my blog.  That’s because my last “head shot” was taken seven years ago, so not only is it dated, […]

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When I was in my 20s I was great at multitasking, or at least that’s what I thought.  I could drive my dark-gray, stick-shift Mazda down the heavily traveled 710 freeway from Long Beach to my job in downtown LA while drinking coffee, listening to my favorite morning drive show and styling my hair.  I’d […]

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Is It Too Late to Change?

by Nancy Wurtzel on December 29, 2010

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The year is drawing to a close and like a lot of people it’s causing me to be introspective.  I don’t really like what I see.  Like a stuck record, I keep making the same choices over and over.  My old patterns of behavior are so deep and ingrained that I sometimes wonder if it […]

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Welcome to California, the land of inappropriate footwear.  We’re getting weather in California.  Big time.  I’ve been sick with a nasty cold and mainly stayed in the house for a week.  For most of the time it rained and rained and then rained some more.  Enough to break records and make the nightly news every […]

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It’s the holidays and that means there is food, parties, gifts, traffic and long lines.  Today the queue at Barnes and Noble stretched all the way back to the escalator, and just so you know that means the line was really, really long.  In their defense, the store had every check-out register manned and so […]

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Big Birthday

by Nancy Wurtzel on December 8, 2010

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Born on New Year’s Eve in 1920, my Mother is turning 90.  Jenny, my lovely daughter, and I have a number of great gifts for her and the whole family is throwing Mom a big bash when we are home for Christmas. The other day I was packing up the gifts to ship home and […]

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Surprisingly Jessica Simpson and I have a lot in common.  First, we’ve each been married and divorced.  Both of us are blond and a little on the short side…although Jess is far more blond than me — if you get my drift. She’s got a sister and I’ve got, well two sisters, but when you […]

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Oh Happy Day

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 1, 2010

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Every so often I wake up and the day seems filled with wonderful possibilities — virtually anything could happen.  Today is one of those lovely mornings.  I just know that good surrounds me and love is in the air.  I feel benevolent, warm, giving and downright supremely happy. My experience is that this hazy feeling […]

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This has been one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had in a long time. A major client project — with lots of personality challenges — had me working until late at night and back at my desk early in the morning.  Mid-week I lost a national client when my new client contact asked me […]

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Keeping Perspective

by Nancy Wurtzel on October 22, 2010

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The trucks rumbled in at 6:30 this morning.  We’re having the streets replaced in my LaLa Land housing development.  Phase one — the other side of our tract — has been completed and now it’s our turn. We had to have our cars out of the development by 7 am, not hard for me since […]

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