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I've been writing and telling stories since the age of six. I've always got something dancing around in my head that needs to be said. I'm a wife, a mother, a lover, a friend... I think I'm sensitive as most writers are, but I'd also like to think that my humor is dry and funny. I enjoy writing about what I know as well as exploring what I don't always know! I've got grandkids who think I'm pretty cool...so that's good. Most of the time I think life's good. I hope to write forever, and then some.... I so appreciate you comments and feedback. I also hope that you will become a follower, for that is the lifeline of any writer. Last, but not least, I would like to say thank you to "HubPages" for the exposure.

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  • That Dreaded Word...EXERCISE!
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    That Dreaded Word...EXERCISE!

    4 years ago

    There comes a time in one's Life that the word "Exercise" takes on a different meaning. I've always felt like I did my fair share, between biking, and walking and dancing. Sadly it's jus not enough.

  • IS LIFE LIKE A PUZZLE?...by b. Malin
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    IS LIFE LIKE A PUZZLE?...by b. Malin

    4 years ago

    Haven't you ever wondered if Life is meant to be figured out...Myself? Not really...Do I wish I had ALL the answers...Sometimes...I'm always learning, that not all my days and nights, will yield them.

  • THAT'S LIFE...THAT'S LIFE By b. Malin
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    THAT'S LIFE...THAT'S LIFE By b. Malin

    4 years ago

    I think the older I get the wiser I become...RIGHT, who am I kidding?...Only Me, only me. But along the way, I do learn, and I vow, "I'm NOT going to sweat the small stuff". After all, That's Life.

  • OH HAPPY DAYS...BY b. Malin
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    OH HAPPY DAYS...BY b. Malin

    4 years ago

    It's been a LONG time, 7 months to be exact...So much can happen in that time span, and it did...Somethings were Good and Funny, while others things became a Poignant learning experience...to begin...

  • SELLING THE HOUSE...by b. malin
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    SELLING THE HOUSE...by b. malin

    5 years ago

    We've all gone through this process at least once in our life time...some of us a little more. We always think it will be easy...HA, how naive are we...

  • SPRING IN FLORIDA...by b. Malin
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    SPRING IN FLORIDA...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    "Here I am once again, kinda well...LOVER MAN TOO, So, "By, By FLU, we're through with you"! So now we're Enjoying the Spring like weather in Florida land. We've been COLD, almost ALL of March, with our temperatures dipping into the 30's and 40's at...

  • TAKE THIS FLU, AND SHOVE IT!  by b. Malin
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    TAKE THIS FLU, AND SHOVE IT! by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    Ah the Flu, the dreaded Flu has taken on a "Life" of it's own. My body is a DANGER ZONE! I look a SIGHT, a Frightful SIGHT. This can't be ME...this Crazed Woman I see, with Blotchy skin and Puffy Eyes...Next year for sure, I'll get the FLU shot...I...

  • VAMPIRES, ANYONE...BY b. Malin
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    VAMPIRES, ANYONE...BY b. Malin

    5 years ago

    "So here I am FIVE weeks since my last Hub, still working on the Condo w/the View. Of course I miss writing and visiting all my Hub Friends. But our Goal has been to get FINISHED, and we're getting there, SLOWLY, but surely... So now, I'm taking...

  • HO, HO, HO...MAYAN'S by b. Malin
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    HO, HO, HO...MAYAN'S by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    I'm FINALLY back Hubbing again. Where have I been? Well, let's go back to a few weeks after "Hurricane Sandy". So lean forward, grab something to eat, but don't get your Computer dirty, as you get ready for another tale to begin. Lover Man is...

  • BARRIER ISLAND, LOVE IT...OR LEAVE IT. by b. Malin
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    BARRIER ISLAND, LOVE IT...OR LEAVE IT. by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    Yes, Life goes on, here on our Little Barrier Island. We are fine. We lost both Cars to Salt Water Damage, and turned to our Insurance Company for help...So here once again the Story continues... Enter "Geico" Insurance Company. First off let me...

  • GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN...by b. Malin
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    GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    Hurricane Sandy, is gone from our Barrier Island in South Jersey...But she will never be forgotten. The Tears, along with the Pain, and Destruction is unbelievable. You walk down different blocks and see Appliances, Furniture, and Family Treasures,...

  • WALKING THE BOARDWALK...by b. Malin
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    WALKING THE BOARDWALK...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    It's late October, and it's "Indian Summer" here on the Jersey Shore. The past week has been Beautiful with the Sun shining, and the Temperature in the Mid 70's. The Ocean has turned into soft waves that roll lazily onto the shoreline, while the...

  • EMILY...by b. Malin
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    EMILY...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    Yes, we are Family, my little "Ghost" Sister and Me. We live with b. Malin & LOVER MAN. I am 10, and, my name is E-M-I-L-Y. My Sister is almost 5... Her name is SAMMY. I think she is a girl, but sometimes I wonder...I mean just look at HER, with...

  • SNOOPY DOG...by b. Malin
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    SNOOPY DOG...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    Hi Everybody, My name is "Snoopy". Before I start my story, which I could have called my Tale, (Tail) Ha, Ha, Get it? I've got to tell you, that I'm So Vain...Carly Simon probably wrote that Song about me...Eat your Heart out Mick Jagger. Anyway,...

  • LOVER MAN VS. SPIDER LADY...by b. Malin
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    LOVER MAN VS. SPIDER LADY...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    The Web started to unfold in Mid August, on our Front Porch. At first we admired the workmanship that was slowly going on, which could only be seen after dark. During the day, it was neatly tucked away somewhere. Lover Man was very impressed, until...

  • HOW WE SEE THINGS...by b. Malin
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    HOW WE SEE THINGS...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    My mother passed away September 25, 1982. She was a Beautiful woman, with a great sense of humor. She didn't see the "Glass" as Half Empty, she saw it as "Half Full" with Lots of Possibilities... And so, here goes another Hub write, this one's for...

  • I'M BACK...by b. Malin
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    I'M BACK...by b. Malin

    5 years ago

    Yes, I'm finally back from another Fun filled few weeks. Needless to say, I've missed all my Hub Friends, and of course, Writing my Thoughts, which now feel like they're about to Explode out of my Head! So here goes. In August the family came, and...

  • THE SCARS OF LIFE...by b. Malin
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    THE SCARS OF LIFE...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Many Died...Many Cried...Lives were changed Forever...The Scars of Life run Deep. They "Edge" our very Souls. They can make the Young seem Old...While the very Old look towards their own Death, as a Release...And the Promise of "Heaven", something...

  • SHOPPING ANYONE? by b. Malin
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    SHOPPING ANYONE? by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I am going to admit it Right Up Front...I Hate Food Shopping! No, I'm not one of those who hates Food... and the thought of "Throwing Up" under "Normal" conditions is scary for me...So No, I don't have THAT Kind of a Food Problem. I just have a...

  • TWO YEARS LATER...by b. Malin
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    TWO YEARS LATER...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    So here I am, 24 months later and still on Hub Pages...I've written so many Hubs, this being my 175th one...and I haven't gone out of my Little Hubber MIND, Yet! I've learned a lot, like I've got a "Score", which can go from 96 to 85 in a FLASH. I...

  • PET PEEVES...by b. Malin
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    PET PEEVES...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Really, I ask All of you, what's going on? Does Anyone out there have the Same Pet Peeves? What's it all about? Does Anyone ever listen...are we that Complicated? Well here I go again with my Thoughts... 1st Big Pet Peeve...No One really...

  • A SUPER CELL STORM...by b. Malin
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    A SUPER CELL STORM...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    It was late Friday night, Lover Man and I are watching a Video, when the lights go out...Huh? we both look at each other. "Hey, I say, I think we left the porch windows open and it sounds like it's starting to rain". We both jump up from the couch...

  • IT IS, WHAT IT IS...by b. Malin
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    IT IS, WHAT IT IS...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Well it's officially Summer Time once again. It's an Exciting time for the young, and the young at heart, and Everyone else in between! We feel Good, we look Good, or certainly passable to the naked eye. We've weathered the Winter, as we looked...

  • HOME IS NOT ALWAYS WHERE THE HEART IS...by b. Malin
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    HOME IS NOT ALWAYS WHERE THE HEART IS...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    We left Florida last Monday, and arrived home late, very late, Tuesday morning, 2 am to be exact. We drove... we shared the driving...it's a BORING drive, where's a BILLBOARD when you need one! But along the way some "Fun things" happened...and so,...

  • BYE, BYE, FLORIDA...by b. Malin
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    BYE, BYE, FLORIDA...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I just hate to get on the road again...Homeward bound...Monday morning... Or this morning, depending upon when you are reading my Hub. I'll be traveling for a few days, leaving my beloved Florida, and all those fun filled memories of the last few...

  • FUNNY THINGS...BY b. Malin
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    FUNNY THINGS...BY b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I'm back...not that I've been away, away. We are still in Florida land, fixing the "Condo with the View", and hating the thought of going back to New Jersey in a few weeks. I think we have fallen in love with North Palm Beach...and the people. It's...

  • I AM WOMAN...by b. Malin
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    I AM WOMAN...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    "I am Woman hear me Roar"...sang Helen Reddy so many years ago. Recently I heard that song sung once again on Colin Stewart's site, "Let's Talk Music and Cinema". And who doesn't know our Famous "Epigramman" on Hub Pages...If not Check him out,...

  • DUCK OR CHICKEN...AND DOES IT MATTER? by b. Malin
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    DUCK OR CHICKEN...AND DOES IT MATTER? by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Today was shopping Day for Lover Man and I. Neither of us is crazy about the chore, but we have to eat, so we try to make it an Adventure out. We chose a place called "Carnival" which carries EVERYTHING from Fruit to Nuts to "Delicacies". The last...

  • TIME IS ON MY SIDE...by b. Malin
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    TIME IS ON MY SIDE...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I find the older I get "Time" has taken on a different meaning, even though there never seems to be enough of it. I find my "Thoughts" on Life have changed...I've learned to Laugh at myself. For example, let me tell you a few things that have...

  • LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP...by b. Malin
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    LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I'm a stairs person, so at the Condo we are renting, not to be confused with the "Condo with the View", I always take the stairs, except on "Shopping Day". The other day, I'm running, (scratch that) I'm Walking, Briskly up the stairs to our 3rd...

  • THE INNOCENCE OF TIME...by b. Malin
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    THE INNOCENCE OF TIME...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Youth... Childhood, is suppose to be such a Happy, Secure time for a child. No cares, no Big Worries. To look at us, my two cousins, and another young friend, we look like a Happy crew, sucking away on our Lollypops...I'm the one in the Front Row,...

  • SPRING IS IN THE AIR...by b. Malin
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    SPRING IS IN THE AIR...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Spring is just around the Corner, and my Friends and Family, around this Great Country of ours are Dancing in the Streets. Gone are the Memories of the "Two Feet of Snow" that someone sent me, which I had saved...And I thought, I've got to Hub about...

  • HAPPINESS IS A MUSICAL...by b. Malin
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    HAPPINESS IS A MUSICAL...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Maybe I'm just being silly...But today was that kind of a day...Let me Explain in my most Inevitable way...First off, "I've got a Cold"...of all Times...So here goes another tale, maybe with a Musical Theme...Depending how it unfolds. I woke up...

  • THAT WAS THE WEEK, THAT WAS...by b. Malin
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    THAT WAS THE WEEK, THAT WAS...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    First off I gotta say, "I Love You GUY'S, my Fellow "Hubbers". You make it Fun to Laugh at myself through the Comments you leave...And this was one LAUGHABLE week in Sunny Florida. So here's the Instant Replay. On Monday we got our "Verizon" Cell...

  • JUST VENTING...by b. Malin
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    JUST VENTING...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Ok, so here we are TWO weeks later and still NO PERMIT. Bobbi Rant, a Wonderful Hubber, on Hub Pages made the comment that I had more patience than she'd have. Well Surprise, Bobbi, I have RUN out of PATIENCE! The town of N. Palm Beach is GREEDY!...

  • TIME OUT...by b. Malin
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    TIME OUT...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Well here I am, it's about 5:30 on Sunday afternoon, and I'm finally back to say "HELLO" to my Hub Friends...It's been a Fun Filled Week working on the "Condo with the View"... Am I being Sacastic? I'll let you be the judge of that, as I tell you...

  • SO...WHAT'S NEW...  by b. Malin
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    SO...WHAT'S NEW... by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    So what's New? Ok, Ok, I'll tell you dear Hubber Friends what's new. We CLOSED on that Condo with the View...In the Marina, with the Breathtaking Sunsets. Sounds Wonderful, Right? Well let's back up to "CLOSING DAY"...That's where this Hub Story...

  • THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, SHARYN...by b. Malin
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    THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, SHARYN...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    A few days ago Sharyn, who also writes on Hub Pages, under the name of "Sharyn's Slant" and is Enjoyed by many of us here, came onto my Hub, "LOSING YOUR HEAD". She left me the following Comments. Sharyn's Slant - You know B. you could take a trip...

  • A CONDO WITH A VIEW...by b. Malin
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    A CONDO WITH A VIEW...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Ok, ok, so I know I've been gone once again but with Good reason, our Search has ended...We have found the Condo of Our Dreams, now the FUN begins...Sounds Perfect doesn't it? Well NOT SO FAST...Here comes another Tale. Well let me start off by...

  • LOSING YOUR HEAD...by b. Malin
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    LOSING YOUR HEAD...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Hi everyone, I've been gone for awhile...lots of "Hectic Things" going on in my life. I'm sure that they will continue for awhile longer. So today, I said aloud, "TIME OUT"...I miss "Hub Pages" and all my Hub Friends... So, Here's a little "Ditty"...

  • FLORIDA DOGS...by b. Malin
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    FLORIDA DOGS...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Here I am once again ready to Interview the "Dogs of Florida", who have much to say, and are not Shy when it comes to talking about their lives. So sit back, grab a "People Treat", and be ready to be entertained by this lively group. The first two...

  • THE WOMEN'S CLUB...by b. Malin
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    THE WOMEN'S CLUB...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    To join or not to join, that is the question that plagues my mind as I listen to the minutes being read. It's so Early, oh so very Early and my mind is thinking "Bed, Glorious Bed, Dear Bed, why, oh why am I here"? I'll tell you WHY I am...

  • LIFE ALWAYS HAS RULES...by b. Malin
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    LIFE ALWAYS HAS RULES...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    There are always Rules to follow, and most times we do. Sometimes reluctantly, and sometimes we question, but in the end, we follow. We are now in Sunny Florida after driving a day and a half...And sharing the driving... We got to bed at 5:00 am...

  • A GENERATION AG0...by b. Malin
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    A GENERATION AG0...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    First, before I start this "little Confession", I sadly acknowledge that none of my Mother's family is alive today, but when they were Young, they were quite the "action" four. In order of appearance, from left to right...Eleanor, Mildred, Beatrice...

  • IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR...by b. Malin
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    IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    It's November here at the Jersey Shore, and what Beautiful sights to see...The Leaves are now, Red, Golden, and Brown, and so many have dropped from the trees. Each day our Green lawn gets more covered... A sign that Winter is around the...

  • ALPHA DOG...by b. Malin
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    ALPHA DOG...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Dogs are no longer Dogs...They are "People" Dogs...and we have done this to them. Yes, they blame us, for they have LOST their Identity, and are starting to act like us. Doesn't this picture remind you of Us waiting patiently on line to use the...

  • THEIR STORY...b. Malin
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    THEIR STORY...b. Malin

    6 years ago

    There are always three sides to every story...His, Hers, and the Truth, somewhere in between. I'd like to give you my Thoughts on the Subject of Adam and Eve...And so I went back in time to Interview them. Adam, were you lonely all by yourself in...

  • A LESSON IN FAMILY VALUES...b. Malin
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    A LESSON IN FAMILY VALUES...b. Malin

    6 years ago

    The other day, Lover Man announced it was time for him to buy new "walking" sneakers. We decided to drive over to the "Outlet stores", called "The Walk", located in Atlantic City. What a wonderful place to be on a Beautiful October day. We walked...

  • LIFE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD...by b. Malin
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    LIFE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    LIFE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD... Born Life Live Home Play Grow Work Date Love. LIFE IS A FIVE LETTER WORD... Smile Happy Marry Begin Again Birth Death And in between these Basic Four and Five letter words we stand,...

  • DON'T CALL ME...by b. Malin
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    DON'T CALL ME...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    The first time I saw the "Devil" he was shopping at one of the Candy, Ice Cream, Speciality Stores on the Avenue... in Del Ray Beach. He smiled at me and said, "I've got a Sweet Tooth...Mmm, What do you say to that"? Actually, I thought he was...

  • ALL IN THE GAME...by b. Malin
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    ALL IN THE GAME...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    "Many a Tear has to fall, but it's all in the Game", Tommy Edwards was singing that song as Jessica and her father rode along silently in her father's car. Each of them absorbed in their own thoughts. She 14, going on 20...and he just shy of 50. He...

  • EXPRESSING YOURSELF  by b. Malin
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    EXPRESSING YOURSELF by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I saw this cute picture the other day and it made me smile..."A Hot Dog". It also brought to mind all the "Expressions, and Slang Expressions" that have been made up over the years...And I wondered how some of it got started...Nobody really seems to...

  • IF IT'S MONDAY...I MUST WRITE  by b. Malin
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    IF IT'S MONDAY...I MUST WRITE by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Monday is "Hub Day" for me...to write, to express...to put my words to the test. So, having said that, here are my "Thoughts" for all to read and comment on. Let me start off by saying, I think, I've created a MONSTER, a WRITING MONSTER, for I...

  • ANOTHER COCKTAIL PARTY....by b. Malin
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    ANOTHER COCKTAIL PARTY....by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    I've often wondered what it would be like to be at a "Cocktail Party" with some very Famous People...So have some Liquid Refreshments, and come along with me as we "Mingle" with them, and hear what THEY might have said...From their Famous Quotes. ...

  • OH NUTS TO YOU!  by b. Malin
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    OH NUTS TO YOU! by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Before I start this little tale, I must tell you that Lover Man and I live on what is called a "Barrier Island" here on the Jersey Shore. Having said that I will tell you that we have Rabbits here, and So far, ONE Squirrel on our Island. This story...

  • THE CLASS REUNION...by b. Malin
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    THE CLASS REUNION...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    She didn't know why, she just did it on impulse...She Googled in "Class Reunion" and the year she graduated, and then she sat back and waited. It only seemed to take a moment before big bold letters ran across the screen. And there it was, her...

  • AS SUMMER COMES TO AN END...by b. Malin
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    AS SUMMER COMES TO AN END...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Lover Man at Sunrise whispering in my ear ever so softly, "You're Beautiful"...And then Making Love. The Sound of the Surf as it roars in to lick my Thighs... and me, Loving it! The long walks on the crowded sandy Beach...just the two of us......

  • HURRICANE IRENE...b. Malin
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    HURRICANE IRENE...b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Today we happily walked along the Beach, Cell Phones left at Home...All we wanted to hear was the Sounds of the Birds and the Laughter of the Children, and the Surfers riding the Waves as the Sun Smiled down as she shared her warmth. What a...

  • LIFE'S TALES...by b. Malin
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    LIFE'S TALES...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Let's face it, you can be Anywhere, at the Super Market, Dry Cleaners, or waiting for the Light to change and you turn and there He or She is, and you know in your heart there is a story to be told...And you're going to hear it, And I did...And now...

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN...by b. Malin
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    ON THE ROAD AGAIN...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Last weekend, on Friday night, Lover Man and I were on the road again, going over the George Washington bridge, heading towards Connecticut. We had been invited to a Surprise Party for my dear friend of at least 40 years. Her two Beautiful daughters...

  • FAMILY LOVE...by b. Malin
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    FAMILY LOVE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The Family has come and gone, and now the Memories linger on. Like fresh morning Kisses to be remembered and shared with Lover Man. It's been a few Summers, we've had our trial runs, once or twice we all came undone...But we've all now learned,...

  • WRAPPED UP IN LOVE...by b. Malin
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    WRAPPED UP IN LOVE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    We are Born, We Live, We die...But in between are the Many Seasons of Love. We Learn, we pass our Knowledge on, and hope that it won't be forgotten when our time comes to pass. We hope that we are a Good Person, that we learn from past mistakes as...

  • SUMMER TIME...GOING BYE  by b. Malin
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    SUMMER TIME...GOING BYE by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    It's been one of those Summers, the kind that flies by so fast...Most of us wish it could Last and Last...Especially the Children... The very Young, the not so Young... and the Young at Heart...So this one's for you and for me. We realize when the...

  • FLY BY YEAR...by b. Malin
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    FLY BY YEAR...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    It's been a Year...a Fly by Year, A Very Precious Year. Lots to write about, not much to Fear... Much more to Cheer. Some rough spots along the way... I've Learned so much about Myself, And other "Hubbers" as well. Time never stands...

  • MRS WYATT EARP...by b. Malin
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    MRS WYATT EARP...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    We all know about about the great American Lawman, Wyatt Earp and the famous "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"...But haven't you ever wondered about his wife? And what sort of a Woman he was married to... Well I'm about to fill you in. I've gone back in...

  • LIFE IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE...by b. Malin
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    LIFE IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Life is a Learning Experience and so we will do the Dance. We all Grow in Wisdom and so we take the chance... As round and round we go, swirling, and swirling, So as not to miss the Show. We will walk that Extra Mile, for one never knows......

  • MY THOUGHTS...by b. Malin
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    MY THOUGHTS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    A Partner you can Trust...Lots of Love, And Some Pixie Dust. Money in your Retirement Years... Not too many Government Fears. Going out to Eat, and still considering it a Treat, Because you can have Anything you want to Eat! Leave us...

  • SPIDER LADY...by b. Malin
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    SPIDER LADY...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Before I begin this story, you need to be aware of my "Phobias"... 1) Beetles & Spiders When I was about four and my Sister seven, she formed a "Beetle Sucking Club". I know, I know it was a Disgusting Idea. Anyway, in order to become a Member...

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    IF THEY CAN....b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The other evening, Lover Man and I were taking our after Dinner Walk around the neighborhood, when we came upon the above scene. A cat, and at least three to four Seagulls, hanging out. Actually the above picture does not show this, but this lawn...

  • SUMMERTIME ...BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS...by b. Malin
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    SUMMERTIME ...BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    It's Summertime, that lazy time. That time of the year that most kids Love...They can do ANYTHING out doors, swim, play, run...Let their Imaginations run Wild. This story is NOt about them...It's about those OTHER kids, the ones that Invented the...

  • A DUCK TALE...by b. Malin
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    A DUCK TALE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Were we wrong? Should we have gotten Involved? I'll let you Dear Reader be the Judge. The story I'm about to tell you took place last week during one of our early Evening Walks. It was a Beautiful Evening, and it was officially Summer. Lover Man...

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    THE "FERN' SISTERS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Allow us to introduce ourselves, "I'm Francine and this is my sister Felicia Fern. We live on the Jersey Shore at Lover Man's (big sigh) and "Her" house...You know the "Writer", b. Malin. "Now, Now, Francine, let's not be Sarcastic or Bitter,...

  • WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE...by b. Malin
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    WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Women of a Certain Age, We are All the Rage. No longer feeling the need to "Act our Age". Our Children are grown...Most of them on their own. Some so very, very, Far from Home. Doing THEIR thing and listening to NO ONE... Were We once like...

  • A TURTLE TALE...by b. Malin
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    A TURTLE TALE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    We first met "Timmy" in the Spring of 2008 attempting to walk across our driveway. He looked like he was a few days old, a mere baby. Lover Man picked him up and sat him in the palm of his hand. The turtle just stared up at him as if he were...

  • A CONVERSATION WITH MY CREATIVE MIND...by b. Malin
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    A CONVERSATION WITH MY CREATIVE MIND...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Introduction: This conversation took place today between ME and "My Creative Mind". Read it, and then you be the Judge. Hey "Creative Mind" where are you? (Answer) I'm here, what's the problem? I'm not sure, NOTHING is dancing around in my...

  • A FOX TALE...by b. Malin
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    A FOX TALE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Well here I am again wanting to share a story or Tale about a "Fox" Family that lived on the grounds of our Condo in Boynton Beach, Florida. "Right, you're saying...sure go on, let's hear this one". It's true, they did, and this is their story as...

  • A HORSE WITH NO NAME...by b. Malin
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    A HORSE WITH NO NAME...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    For May, the weather on the Jersey Shore has been like April...with all the Showers and Coolness... Which on the Plus Side, has given us some Beautiful Flowers...But on the Negative Side, I remember Warmer May's...So I'd like to take you back to...

  • AGE HAPPENS...by b. Malin
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    AGE HAPPENS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    I'm trying something a little DIfferent... Hope you Enjoy and have some Laughs and Thoughts of your own, as you read my Hub. Here are My Answers to some Wonderful quotes on the subject of,"Growing Older", by the following Famous People who have...

  • BACK TO THE EARTH...by b. Malin
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    BACK TO THE EARTH...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    And when I die...and when I'm dead...I want to go into the ground...ECO-BOUND. I got this idea after reading an article on this subject in one of our local papers. Now I'd like to share the idea and my point of view, with all of you. Death is...

  • LOVER MAN,
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    LOVER MAN, "MAGGIE" & ME...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    I dedicate this Hub to every Wife, Lover, Mother or Girlfriend...We must Revolt before it's too late...This story is for you! Lover Man, "Maggie" and Me, we are quite the "Threesome". I feel like she is always there. Oh not in that way... She...

  • A CASEWORKER'S FILE...by b. Malin
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    A CASEWORKER'S FILE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    She was such an unhappy child, who came from a broken home. What did that expression mean? She wasn't quite sure at age six. But it was a statement she'd come to hear whispered over and over again when they thought she wasn't listening. Her...

  • HELP, I'VE BEEN SICK, SICK, SICK! by b. Malin
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    HELP, I'VE BEEN SICK, SICK, SICK! by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    GET WELL FLOWERS...PHOTO by Stephan If you're Wondering what happened to me, and where I've been for the last TWO WEEKS... I have been SICK, SICK, SICK! I've got the Dreaded Flu, as does Lover Man too, too, Too! They say Misery Loves...

  • A BUTTERFLY IN SPRING....by b. Malin
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    A BUTTERFLY IN SPRING....by b. Malin

    7 years ago

  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT A SUNSET...by b. Malin
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    WHAT IS IT ABOUT A SUNSET...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Sunset Photograph by Stepan Another Sunset Photo, by Stephan And Another...Photo by Stephan What is it about a Sunset that takes our Breath away... Why is it so Magical, that we need to Photograph it, Or Perserve it in our Minds when we don't...

  • DEDICATED TO THE RACE....by b. Malin
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    DEDICATED TO THE RACE....by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Dedicated to all those Kids and all the Rules of the Sport...A Lesson Learned. Why is it AFTER the race is WON... And you watch your child, the WINNER, jumping up and down in Dazzled Excitement, That SOMEONE remembers a RULE... NO TRACK SHOES...

  • THE DENTAL VISIT...by b. Malin
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    THE DENTAL VISIT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The Dental Chair and Equipment The Dentist Me... Today I went to see my Dentist...I have to start off by telling all of you that I was not a "Happy Camper"...No, I was not...Let me go back to the beginning of this little caper. I had gone to...

  • IT'S GOOD FOR THE FLOWERS...by b. Malin
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    IT'S GOOD FOR THE FLOWERS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Flower Photos by Stephan Isabella woke early and heard the sound of the rain coming down...Jon was still asleep. She rolled over and stared down at her dog Max, her beautiful wonder dog. He must have felt her stare, for he opened his eyes and...

  • MEMORIES ABOUND...by b. Malin
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    MEMORIES ABOUND...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The Beach in Boynton Photo by Stephan The Famous Pool by The InterCostal Waterway Photo by Stephan The Wonderful Beloved Palm Trees Photo by Stephan Me, On The Secret Path to The Ocean Photo by Stephan In a few short days, we will head...

  • SOME THOUGHTS ON MY LIFE...by b. Malin
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    SOME THOUGHTS ON MY LIFE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Cozumel, Mexico Photo of Me, by Stephan I always thought when I grew up, That I'd have all the Answers... But I don't. I aways thought I'd be Rich and Famous, Or was that just in My Dreams. And yet... I find myself Content. For what Life has...

  • LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL...by b. Malin
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    LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Life is Beautiful. Life is Beautiful when we have our Health, And a little bit of Wealth to carry on... Life is Beautiful when your Eyes can see All the Wonders around you...And appreciate them, And still be Amazed by a Simple Act of Love. ...

  • I'M BACK...FROM CRUISING BY b. Malin
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    I'M BACK...FROM CRUISING BY b. Malin

    7 years ago

    If you go on a Cruise...And want it to be a "Relaxing Cruise"... Rule ONE would be, DON'T GO DURING SPRING BREAK! What's that you say, Didn't we Know...NO, NO, we didn't know! I also didn't know that my Carry on Bag, would set off a PROBLEM. "No...

  • CRUISING...CRUISING...by b. Malin
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    CRUISING...CRUISING...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Lover Man and I, are going Cruising, Cruising, Out in the Deep Blue Sea...Five Nights at Sea, To be Exact...and I'm not taking the Mac. There will be Lots, and Lots of People, But I hope he only has EYES FOR ME... On our Romantic Cruise at...

  • RAINY DAY THOUGHTS...by b. Malin
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    RAINY DAY THOUGHTS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Another Oldie but Goody from my Past...another Time, another Place... The rain has stopped. I stand at my back door and watch a baby Chipmunk leaping and running across my back lawn. He seems to be enjoying his wet romp, as he rolls his body in...

  • A SPRING  NIGHT...by b. Malin
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    A SPRING NIGHT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Spring Flower... Photo by Stephan I'm once again Remembering a Different Time, Come join Me, on this journey. I was alone that night, so I decided to take a walk with Brandy, my Enormous Furry Wonder Dog. It was a delightful Spring night. The...

  • THE STRING BIKINI MAN...by b. Malin
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    THE STRING BIKINI MAN...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    String Bikini Man...Photo by Stephan I went down to the Pool today, and there stood this Man... This defiant looking Man, wearing Dark Shades, And not much else on...Except for a Black Silk String Bikini! It was Barely, just Barely, holding his...

  • LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL OF YOU...by b. Malin
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    LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL OF YOU...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Bought at a Street Fair in Delray Beach, Florida Photo by Stephan This is my l00th Hub, and is Dedicated to all of You out there in Hub Land. I wish to say Thank you for giving me my Time and Space to express my points of view...This Hub's for...

  • PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY...by b. Malin
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    PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Before I start this piece, I want to state that this Poem is meant to be Satire, and only Satire. I do not wish to offend...the guilty know who they are, and the Innocent are having the last Laugh. I met a Man at the Pool today... He was wearing...

  • HEY GOD...by b. Malin
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    HEY GOD...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Hey God, I couldn't sleep at all last Night. I tried counting Sheep...But that didn't help. I found myself thinking about You... And the Burdens on Earth, And all that We Put you through... But still... I have Questions for you. What do you do...

  • MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE...by b. Malin
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    MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    What happens to Men when they reach a "certain age"? Are their Brains suddenly bent backwards... And their Mouths so twisted that only Mean Words are Spoken? Have they forgotten how to Smile, or Laugh...Or Live, and Let Live. Or even...

  • VOICES IN THE POOL...by b. Malin
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    VOICES IN THE POOL...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    No one just swims at the pool. At least that's not always the rule... Voices tell all...they bare their souls, To whom ever will listen... This is what I overheard, As I swam back and forth in the Pool. An older Man was speaking to an...

  • COOL JACK...by b. Malin
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    COOL JACK...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    I met "Jack" at the Pool today... I thought he was Pretty Cool, With his Jet Black Hair, And his Eyes of Baby Blue. It was a Beautiful Sunny Day, At the Pool today. He swam over to me and said, "Hi, I'm Jack"...What's your Name"? I found...

  • LOOKING BACK...by b. Malin
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    LOOKING BACK...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    A New Day...Photo by Stephan Looking back over some of my earlier writings, I rediscovered this piece neatly tucked away and almost forgotten...Now I'd like to share it. Mother died in September, but that still doesn't stop me from wanting to...

  • SELECTIVE HEARING...by b. Malin
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    SELECTIVE HEARING...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    What's with you Guys once the stars leave your eyes... Once you've hooked your mate, and closed that gate. So you think you're all done? You've got your "Prize"...you can Relax, be Yourself. The one you "Hid" so well when you were on the hunt. ...

  • FOR YOU MY LOVER...MY FRIEND  by b. Malin
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    FOR YOU MY LOVER...MY FRIEND by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    What to give to my Love, my Husband, my Best Friend, On Valentine's Day... I gave you my Heart oh so long ago... Along with my Trust, I watched it grow. You gave me your Soul and said, "Take good care of it... I've only got "One" to give to...

  • OUTER SHELL, INNER SHELL...by b. Malin
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    OUTER SHELL, INNER SHELL...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Conch Shell Photo by Stephan We were walking along the Beach the other day, paying our respects to the Ocean. We walked along in silence for awhile...Breaking through with words every now and then. Feeling comfortable with just the sounds of the...

  • SAD NEWS...by b. Malin
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    SAD NEWS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    A Peaceful Place...Photo by Stephan I received the news today...the kind of news that you know will be forthcoming...the kind no one wants to receive... It has come by Phone on this day. The Husband is calling us to say, that Mark, the son, of...

  • ODE TO MY BREASTS...by b. Malin
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    ODE TO MY BREASTS...by b. Malin

    6 years ago

    Photo by Stephen "Could be Breasts"... This one's meant to poke fun at only Me...and meant for a "mature audience"...When I was a little girl growing up on Long Island...I called them "Bubbies" and was always very conscious of my older sister's...

  • ODE TO MY MAN...by b. Malin
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    ODE TO MY MAN...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    My Guy (Ha, Ha) Photo by Stephan This one's for you Lover Man and for all we've been through... I'd like to think that there will always be a Rainbow around the corner. That Life will always be wonderful...and we so Healthy and Strong. Oh, I...

  • MINNIE THE CAT...by b. Malin
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    MINNIE THE CAT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    A Baby Minnie... Minnie the Cat was my Sister's l3 year old cat. Minnie the Cat was "This" and she was "That"... I shall explain, for this piece is dedicated to her, and to my Sister, and the Life they shared. When Minnie was little, she was...

  • AN INNOCENT TIME...by b. Malin
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    AN INNOCENT TIME...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    For the little innocent citizens of the world I remember a short lived "Innocent Time" as a child... I remember when I didn't know about Death. Divorce and Violence were just "Words" That Adults spoke in hushed tones... I remember when I found...

  • HEY MOTHER NATURE...by b. Malin
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    HEY MOTHER NATURE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Mother Nature Hey Mother Nature how's it going? Have you looked out at the World today... From your window way up in the sky. We need to have a "talk" WOMAN to WOMAN. What's wrong with you? Who are you mad at? The Earth is becoming...

  • HER STORY...by b. Malin
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    HER STORY...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo, Women Tribal Tattoo God, I feel ugly today...I see little lines between the bridge of my nose. They've probably been there for quite a while. But today, they seem so prominent. I stare at my reflection in the bathroom mirror and it stares ...

  • THE WATCH...by b. Malin
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    THE WATCH...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    My Graduation Watch...Photo by Stephan She found the watch once again after the split of her marriage. It lay in it's original box in what she lovingly referred to as her Jewelry Drawer. She sat down on the bed, took a deep breath, and slowly...

  • I WISH YOU SPRING...by b. Malin
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    I WISH YOU SPRING...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan "Frog Figure in Snow" I wrote this piece a few years back. I would like to dedicate it to this Crazy Winter...And my friends up North... Whom I wish lots of Sunshine to melt the Snow, and a Beautiful early Spring... Hey Spring,...

  • ODE TO BEAUTY...by b. Malin
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    ODE TO BEAUTY...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo by, Stephan Finished Product... Clips in my Hair... And Large Underwear. With Cream upon my Face. To make me BEAUTIFUL. While Lover Man stares... In AMAZEMENT. I know, I know, I look a disgrace. He Loves Me, he Love Me. I know that he...

  • COCONUTS IN THE OCEAN...by b. Malin
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    COCONUTS IN THE OCEAN...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan A Coconut in the Ocean...Boynton Beach, Fl. There's a Coconut in the Ocean. It actually looks like it belongs there... Just rolling around in the surf, It seems happy to be there. Catching those moments as the world spins by. ...

  • RULES...by b. Malin
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    RULES...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    PHOTO by, Stephan The sign reads, POOL RULES...and there are so many of them. But the one that catches my eye is, Swimming allowed at this pool, From Dawn till Dusk. We are now in this pool, this heated pool... Lover man gives me the...

  • A SIMPLE POEM...by b. Malin
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    A SIMPLE POEM...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    PHOTO BY, Stephan I wanted to write a simple poem... About Life, as I see it now. I Love, the dawning of a new Day. Once again, everything seems so fresh and new. In Florida land, In Florida land. Like Flowers in bloom and birds making circles...

  • FLORIDA AND ME...by b. Malin
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    FLORIDA AND ME...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Boynton Beach, White Coral, Shell, & Sand... Photo by, Stephan Sea Shells and Butterflies and Blue Skies... Turquoise Ocean lapping the sand, and birds of all varieties dancing about, or flying. We, skimming Rocks and jumping in the surf. Our...

  • I'M GLAD NO ONE TOLD ME...by b. Malin
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    I'M GLAD NO ONE TOLD ME...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo by, Stephan I'm glad no one told me that I couldn't walk on the Moon... Or catch a Falling Star. Or fly like a Fairy, so very, very, far. I'm glad no one said that's Impossible To Do. I know that I wouldn't have listened... Would you? ...

  • HOW WILL I KNOW...by b. Malin
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    HOW WILL I KNOW...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Me, Self Portrait...after a three hour walk on the beach. How will i know when I'm old? When I can no longer walk for miles on the beach... When the sparkle for life leaves my eyes. And Sunsets don't matter anymore... And Life seems more like a...

  • ODE TO THE EDDLEMENS...by b. Malin
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    ODE TO THE EDDLEMENS...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo curtesy of Celebrity Couples, Models, Kelly & Mark The "Eddlemens" came to be... during a Sunday morning Tryst with Lover Man and Me. Rick and Judy were their names, that stuck so well in our Love Making Brains. So perfect a pair were...

  • TWELTH  INSTALLMENT OF....THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    TWELTH INSTALLMENT OF....THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Sarah did not know that Jose had slipped on the wet steps on some of the frogs that the rain had brought out. The thud she had heard was his body hitting the pavers and his neck breaking, killing him instantly... Her chance for survival gone. But...

  • ELEVENTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    ELEVENTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Sarah settled in on the couch. Jose sat down opposite her on the love seat his eyes watching her, with an amused smile upon his face. The large glass coffee table acted like a buffer between them. He raised his coffee mug to his lips and nodded for...

  • TENTH INSTALLMENT OF ...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    TENTH INSTALLMENT OF ...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The rest of Monday and Tuesday went along uneventfully...and before Sarah knew it, it was Wednesday. She woke up feeling excited, which Robert sensed. "Everything all right with you honey"? he asked while they were having breakfast. "No I'm...

  • NINTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    NINTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The weekend flew by with friends from the city coming up to visit...and soon, much too soon, it was Monday morning and Robert was getting ready for work. They both felt happy and refreshed, after making love in the early morning light. "Have...

  • EIGHTH INSTALLMENT OF ...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    EIGHTH INSTALLMENT OF ...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The next day after Robert had left for work, Sarah decided to call up Mac, her boss at the Newspaper. "Hey Mac, it's Sarah I want to run something by you, see what you think? And so she filled him in on the the suicide of Danielle Jordan. Mac was...

  • SEVENTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    SEVENTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Sarah had stopped off at the Wellington Inn after her Yoga class for pregnant women. It was one o'clock in the afternoon and she was already thinking about what to have for dinner that night, food always seemed to be on her mind lately. But on this...

  • SIXTH INSTALL MENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    SIXTH INSTALL MENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Sarah and Robert fell into their own routines..He would commute by train, Monday through Friday to his law office in Manhattan...Sometimes he ran late, with meetings, or new clients, and had to stay overnight in their New York apartment. Sarah...

  • FIFTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    FIFTH INSTALLMENT OF...THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    "I've got an idea, Robert said setting his champagne glass down on the coffee table, let's dine out tonight". "Sounds good to me" Sarah replied, realizing that she hadn't had any food since breakfast, and was starting to feel light-headed. "Yeah,...

  • FOURTH INSTALLMENT... THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    FOURTH INSTALLMENT... THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Sarah woke up just as the car was pulling onto the circular driveway in front of the cottage. She stretched, relaxed from her sleep, she stared out the passenger window at the breathtaking surroundings that lay before her. The cottage, which seemed...

  • CONTINUATION OF THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    CONTINUATION OF THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    They went back to the cottage the following weekend. Carter had the Lease Papers ready for them. Mr. Terrance L. Jordan had signed them, and through Carter, had wished them a Happy Spring-Summer season on the lake. Carter handed Robert the keys to...

  • MORE OF THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    MORE OF THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Old man Carter, cleared his throat before lighting up his pipe. He stared back at the young couple. "Look, I'm not trying to scare you two...but the cottage does have a little bit of history, even though it was built only two years ago. The young...

  • THE LAKE...by b. Malin
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    THE LAKE...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Robert and Sarah decided to rent the cottage on the lake the moment the caretaker showed it to them. It was just what they were looking for...Two large bedrooms, each with their own private baths, a small den, large spacious kitchen, and a good size...

  • SANTA ON THE BEACH
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    SANTA ON THE BEACH

    7 years ago

    Photo from Google Hey Santa, Lover Man and I were walking on the beach in Florida yesterday, When whom should appear? You dear Santa YOU, minus your eight reindeer! What were you doing here? Enjoying the Sun and Holiday Cheer. I'll tell you...

  • THE END...OR THE BEGINNING...
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    THE END...OR THE BEGINNING...

    7 years ago

    photo by Stephan She had to look good today she thought to herself, as she gazed at her reflection in the free standing mirror by her bedroom window. She took her eyes off her reflection to let them wonder about her new surroundings. She had moved...

  • FINALE...MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin
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    FINALE...MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Talk with George came easier than she thought it would. They went to their favorite Italian restaurant in Little Italy had some wine, and then Marcia cleared her throat..."George I'm going to get straight to the point, no more affairs...do you hear...

  • MORE OF THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin
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    MORE OF THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    She met Mike Burnstein in her senior year of Law School. It was the week-end that George had caught the Flu and had to stay home. She had just finished speaking with him on the phone, when her roommate, Sandy Cane came bursting through the door. ...

  • CONTINUATION OF THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin
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    CONTINUATION OF THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    She was born, Marcia Gayle Goldstein in Lying Inn hospital in New York City. She weighed in at seven pounds fifteen ounces, the second of two daughters, and the apple of her father's eye. Her older sister, by three years, Susan, really never seemed...

  • THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin
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    THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    The crowd was restless waiting for the new President-elect to ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. There was a special kind of excitement in the air. " A Jew for President", a man was heard to remark to his wife. "Who ever would have thought"...his voice...

  • CONCLUSION OF GINNY...
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    CONCLUSION OF GINNY...

    7 years ago

    Exactly one week later he did call, and they spoke on the phone for about half an hour. He told her that they would be together the following week. Ginny hung up the phone feeling flattered and confused. Now it had all happened. It was over,...

  • CONTINUATION OF GINNY...
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    CONTINUATION OF GINNY...

    7 years ago

    Ginny stood back and took stock of herself in the full length mirror on the bathroom door. The image that stared back at her showed a pretty face with chin length sexy hair, large almond shaped honey colored eyes, attached to a healthy slender...

  • THE STORY OF GINNY
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    THE STORY OF GINNY

    7 years ago

    She hated that bedroom. It was small and cramped with two small windows, on which were hung dark gold draw drapes. When closed such as in the early morning hours, she felt like she was lying in her coffin. Except that in the stillness she could...

  • WHEN WRONG BECOMES RIGHT...
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    WHEN WRONG BECOMES RIGHT...

    7 years ago

    Photo by Andrew You can riot at a Soldiers funeral. WHY? Dear God please tell me why? Because YOU can comes the reply. FREEDOM OF SPEECH...FREEDOM OF SPEECH. The answer comes from the ground, not the sky. So what if the pain they cause is...

  • ODE TO FLORIDA
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    ODE TO FLORIDA

    7 years ago

    Before I start, I just want to say I just got my "Mac" set up in a new location. It was like losing my best friend for a week....But now we're back and ready to write again. Hooray! As much as I Love my home on the Jersey Shore. Of which you...

  • A LOVERS QUESTIONS...
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    A LOVERS QUESTIONS...

    7 years ago

    Photo Shot by Stephan How does my Love see me now? It's been a lot of years. Lots of Laughs. Some Tears. Some Fears... How does my Love see Me now? I'm not that young girl anymore... But he says he likes my style. Our Lovemaking has a...

  • LET ME BREATHE...
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    LET ME BREATHE...

    7 years ago

    Photo Taken By...Stephan Stop the World and let me Breathe. The Holiday Rush is like a disease. No TIME to ENJOY... No time to even Sneeze. RUSH, RUSH, RUSH. I'm on a Bob-Sled going Oh So Fast. Down the Mountain of Life. This is not a Blast....

  • I AM A TURKEY
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    I AM A TURKEY

    7 years ago

    Photo Courtesy from Yahoo I am a Turkey. I live on a TURKEY FARM. Most of my relatives are GONE. I'm still here, waiting for the Alarm. The TURKEY ALARM. To let me know my fate... Hey isn't that great! Not if you're a Turkey... Living on a...

  • GOOD BY MY FRIEND...
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    GOOD BY MY FRIEND...

    7 years ago

    PHOTO taken by Stephan Don't die my friend. Not while the sky is so blue, and a new day is about to begin. Don't die my friend... It's just so unfair. To whom she asks. To ME I cry out, You are my friend...I CAN'T let you die. I am weak...

  • THOUGHTS FROM MY PAPERBACK WORLD....
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    THOUGHTS FROM MY PAPERBACK WORLD....

    7 years ago

    PHOTO by Stephan This Hub Piece I dedicate to the younger me... The snow is coming down. I am surrounded by it's whiteness... It is purity and grace as if falls enveloping everything in sight. Blinding me with its beauty and illusion. My...

  • TOMORROW, I PROMISED TO...
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    TOMORROW, I PROMISED TO...

    7 years ago

    PHOTO BY Stephan I dedicate this Hub to my Mother...whom I hope is smiling down and remembering... Tomorrow I promised myself I would clean the house. Have the kids clean up their rooms, and start my "first novel". Yes, Tomorrow I'll do that. ...

  • IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE
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    IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan What was I thinking about last night when my thoughts were running wildly in my brain? And my fantasies were conjuring there as well...heating me to my very soul. My brain and my passions danced together with such warmth and...

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT LOVE...
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    QUESTIONS ABOUT LOVE...

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan What is Love? It's Caring, It's Sharing...It's giving of ones self Totally. Love has many forms... The Love of a Mother for her Child. A Husband for his wife...and a Wife for her Husband. A Man for his Children... And...

  • EXPRESSING THANKS...
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    EXPRESSING THANKS...

    7 years ago

    Photo from Wikipedia Bless the Veterans...both Young and Old on their Special Day. I don't know, and maybe I just don't understand...but why is there so much HATRED over the land? We can demonstrate, we can protest, we can write "nasty things"....

  • CAN YOU SAY, COCKTAIL PARTY...
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    CAN YOU SAY, COCKTAIL PARTY...

    7 years ago

    I Dedicate this little "Ditty" to anyone who has ever gotten an Invite to one and Cringed!..... Do you like COCKTAIL PARTIES, the type where you only know the host or hostess? Me, personally...I DETEST them, I really do. I find myself...

  • A YOUNG WOMAN'S QUESTIONS
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    A YOUNG WOMAN'S QUESTIONS

    7 years ago

    A YOUNG WOMAN SO CAREFREE....PHOTO BY ANDREW What am I looking for? I don't know... Oh, I want Good Health, Happiness, Money, my "Youth" eternally. All good things for my Family, all our Dreams to come true. Then you come along, with those...

  • GEORGE THE WHORE CAT...
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    GEORGE THE WHORE CAT...

    7 years ago

    Not the real "George" but close enough! Photo by Stephan I dedicate this piece to all the "George's"...they KNOW who they are! George the "whore" was my tiger cat...sound too strong...let me think about that. Or better yet, you be the judge. ...

  • A CONVERSATION BETWEEN FRIENDS...
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    A CONVERSATION BETWEEN FRIENDS...

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan A friend stopped me on the street the other day...she had such a sad look in her eyes. "Are you all right"? I asked gently. Seeing the tears forming in her eyes. "No not really" she replied with a deep sigh. "Oh, I feel...

  • A HUB SONG AND OTHER THOUGHTS...
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    A HUB SONG AND OTHER THOUGHTS...

    7 years ago

    A HUB BEE photo by Stephan I'm just Hubbing along... writing my words, singing my song, moving along. I'm just in a "trance" spinning a web up in my head, as I transform my words to be easily read. It's not always "me" that I'm writing...

  • QUESTIONS  I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT...
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    QUESTIONS I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT...

    7 years ago

    SPEAK, THINK, SEE NO EVIL Photo by Stephan Are you really superior? Or am I just insecure? Have you really climbed all the "mountains"? I mean have you really seen EVERYTHING? And is your knowledge so vast, that there's room for no more? ...

  • REFLECTIONS OF A DAY...by b. Malin
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    REFLECTIONS OF A DAY...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    It's Love...Sweet Love Photo by Stephan We pulled the covers high over our heads and fell back to sleep.  We slept till noon.  You woke me with a gentle nudge.  I smiled at your rumpled hair as I surveyed your hairy chest.  My fingers making...

  • THE MASK OF SOCIETY
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    THE MASK OF SOCIETY

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan THE MASK OF SOCIETY....WE LEARN TO WEAR IT WELL.  WE FIND IT EARLY IN LIFE AT OUR MOTHER'S KNEE.  BUT SINCE MY MOTHER WAS TAKEN FROM ME BY THE AGE OF THREE....NOT BY DEATH YOU SEE.... BUT BY CIRCUMSTANCES....  WHICH WOULD...

  • WHEN AGE BECOMES A FACTOR....
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    WHEN AGE BECOMES A FACTOR....

    7 years ago

    photo by Andrew "It will happen to you" she said softly looking out at the couple that stood on the beach. " I'm over sixty-five...but I'm still alive" she replied, not waiting for my answer. So once again, we sat silently staring out at the...

  • A QUIET TIME WITH MY BRAIN.....
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    A QUIET TIME WITH MY BRAIN.....

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan I'VE GOT NO THOUGHTS.....NOTHING CHURNING AROUND IN MY BRAIN. WORDS OF WISDOM SEEM TO ELUDE MY MIND. THERE IS NOTHING BUT THE SILENCE THAT SURROUNDS ME, THE QUIET DIGGING DEEPER INTO MY SOUL....AND THEN NOTHING AT ALL....NO...

  • THOUGHTS ON WHEN LOVE IS NEW....
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    THOUGHTS ON WHEN LOVE IS NEW....

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan I WISH THE MOON WOULD ALWAYS RISE, AND STARS WOULD ALWAYS SHINE....AND YOU WOULD LOVE ME SO MUCH MORE, UNTIL THE END OF TIME.... I HOPE THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS THINK, I'M CUTE AND SEXY, AND FINE, AND YOUR EYES WILL ALWAYS LOOK...

  • ODE TO CHARLIE.....
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    ODE TO CHARLIE.....

    7 years ago

    A much smaller version....Photo by Stephan I've always wanted a Japanese Maple Tree, like the one that grew in our back yard when I was a child, living on Long Island. Oh what a splendid tree that was! I remember climbing between the branches...

  • REFLECTIONS IN THOUGHTS
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    REFLECTIONS IN THOUGHTS

    7 years ago

    Photo by Andrew Times in my life. Many to remember, and a few to forget.....Like my first day at a new school, the uncertainties, the fears....the wanting to be liked and accepted....and finally, the acceptance. My school years....some happy...

  • AFTER THE STORM....A SURFER'S DELIGHT!
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    AFTER THE STORM....A SURFER'S DELIGHT!

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan AFTER THE STORM, ON AN OCTOBER MORN, THE CLOUDS ARE STILL HIGH IN THE SKY... THEY ARE DARK, THEY ARE GRAY, JUST LIKE THE DAY, HERE ON THE JERSEY SHORE. BUT WAIT, NOT FOR LONG. FOR AS "LOVER MAN" AND I STROLL ALONG THE BOARDS,...

  • TIMES IN MY LIFE
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    TIMES IN MY LIFE

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan HAVE WE BECOME A WORDLESS SOCIETY? WE DON'T LOOK, WE DON'T TALK, AND WE HARDLY EVER TOUCH UNLESS NECESSARY. WHY? BUT WE WILL TEXT, TEXT, TEXT, ALL THE WAY HOME, AS WE PASS EACH OTHER IN STONEY SILENCE. NOT A GLANCE, NOR A...

  • REFLECTIONS IN TIME
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    REFLECTIONS IN TIME

    7 years ago

    photo by Andrew REFLECTIONS IN THE MIRROR ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY APPEAR, EVEN WHEN YOU SEE SMILES, JOYS, OR TEARS. THE MIRROR DOES NOT TELL ALL. SISTERS IN THE REFLECTION ARE AS DIFFERENT AS THEY APPEAR, EVEN THOUGH THE WORLD SAYS, "HOW VERY...

  • MORE THOUGHTS TO SHARE....
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    MORE THOUGHTS TO SHARE....

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan I was an insecure child. I grew up to be a sensitive woman. No one was there to show me the way....Sometimes I felt lost and uncertain....so transparent. I was always a Dreamer, an Actress, A child who built her dreams on...

  • SHARING THOUGHTS
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    SHARING THOUGHTS

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan HEY LADY OF WIT, IN SEPTEMBER OF 1982 YOU DIED, AND THE CHILDREN CRIED. THE WORLD HAD LOST A GREAT LADY WHEN YOU LEFT THIS EARTH....TO BECOME AN ANGEL WHO WOULD WATCH OVER US....ESPECIALLY ME. HEY LADY OF WIT, I DIDN'T WANT TO...

  • SUMMER'S END.....MAYBE
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    SUMMER'S END.....MAYBE

    7 years ago

    A season of footprints in the sand...... Photo by Stephan IT'S THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER, BUT I'M NOT SAD. I'M AT THE BEACH WITH MY LOVER MAN! WHO'S BUSY WORKING THE UMBRELLA INTO THE SAND. IT AROUSES ME AS I WATCH...

  • ABOUT WOMEN    by b. Malin
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    ABOUT WOMEN by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo by Andrew i was once only "me" and you were somewhere else. There was a time when we didn't exist for one another. How quickly that all changed when we met. I was so insecure, while you were so aggressive, but I loved the excitement and...

  • LIFE PASSAGES & THOUGHTS
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    LIFE PASSAGES & THOUGHTS

    7 years ago

    When life is simple Photo by Stephan I've often thought if I could fly, I'd fly away from trouble. When the weather became too cold or damp, I'd take off to a land of Sun and Fun and Laughter. It must be such a great sensation to spread your...

  • More Thoughts From The Jersey Shore
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    More Thoughts From The Jersey Shore

    7 years ago

    A "Picasso" Lithograph, bought at a tag sale along the beach. Photo taken by Stephan I took a walk along the Beach alone, while "Answer Man" stayed behind to read his book. He hoped that I didn't mind. I said I was fine, as I left him behind, so...

  • REMEMBERING A LOST FRIEND OF 9/11
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    REMEMBERING A LOST FRIEND OF 9/11

    7 years ago

    An Angel Before Her Time Photo by Stephan I hope that we haven't forgotten the people that lost their lives during the horrors of 9/11. I remember it was such a beautiful, sunny, September morning. I was on my way to work, running late, as...

  • HAPPY JEWISH NEW YEAR
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    HAPPY JEWISH NEW YEAR

    7 years ago

    HAPPY 5771 JEWISH NEW YEAR! PHOTO by Stephan I know what you're thinking and maybe it's true...who spends "Jewish New Year" at the Beach? Me, and Lover Man walking hand and hand making footprints in the sand, that's who! I make no excuse for our...

  • Labor Day At The BEACH
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    Labor Day At The BEACH

    7 years ago

    My beloved Jersey Shore Photo by Stephan In my black pin striped Bell Bottom jeans, I did the "dance" of the times. With my children in tow, off to the beach we would go as I hummed a song of the times. "Look at the Hippie" I heard someone...

  • Timeless Thoughts
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    Timeless Thoughts

    7 years ago

    Photo by Andrew A little introduction before I start.  They are grown now, on their own now.  But there was a time not so long ago when these pieces were written for them.  As parents, friends, grandparents, and as grown "kids" I hope you can...

  • My Thoughts To Share
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    My Thoughts To Share

    7 years ago

    "ENJOYING THE WORLD" Photo by Stephan I want to share something with my sisters of Kaleidoscope Color, and that is, that it's great to be over Thirty!. Trust me when I say that. For until I hit that Magical Year when it all seemed to come...

  • More Beach Thoughts
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    More Beach Thoughts

    7 years ago

    A Day At The Beach Photo by Stephan If I ever chose to have a love affair, it would be with the Ocean, with its white billowy waves that slap my thighs so sensually.  I would surrender to "him" totally, though I know that our affair would be...

  • THOUGHTS ON THOUGHTS
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    THOUGHTS ON THOUGHTS

    7 years ago

    A Garden is a delight to share. Photo by Stephan A child has a nightmare and cries out in his sleep, and everyone rushes forward to comfort him. A man cries out in pain and despair of his life, and someone says, "Hush, Hush, you're making a Fool...

  • Thoughts on Memories
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    Thoughts on Memories

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan Memories are what we make as the day spins by. Some are Wonderful, full of Rich Happiness to Cherish. While others, Hurtful, and Forgettable, but not easily forgotten. Choose the Day with Care. It's a Precious Gift, almost...

  • Late Summer Thoughts...by b. Malin
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    Late Summer Thoughts...by b. Malin

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan "Seashells" POLLUTION AT THE BEACH is not necessarily in the water...Oh no, it can also come from those Beautiful (or not so beautiful) Perfectly Tan Bodies, worshiping the Sun on the Beach. Some of those Perfectly formed Mouths,...

  • MIXED THOUGHTS
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    MIXED THOUGHTS

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan I remember that day so long ago. I remember that day, as if it were yesterday. I remember you Elsie Ferdone. With your dark shining hair and your beautiful face. All those toys that graced...

  • Thoughts on Relationships
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    Thoughts on Relationships

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan Is this the End? And do I Care? Is this the End? I know "YOU" don't think it's Fair. ...

  • Thoughts on Mothers
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    Thoughts on Mothers

    7 years ago

    Photo by Stephan What is a Woman? She is somebody's Mother, or somebody's Lover, or maybe just somebody's Friend. ...

  • BEACH THOUGHTS
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    BEACH THOUGHTS

    7 years ago

    Original Art by Kyra Fritz Photo by Andrew Fritz I'll follow the Sun till day is done. Down to the Beach, cell phone out of reach. Book in hand, waves at my feet, the smell of the air, brushing my hair.....I smile and stare, and feel peace...

  • Love Thoughts
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    Love Thoughts

    7 years ago

    THOUGHTS OF LOVE AND OTHER THINGS..... BY b. Malin We are such a "list'" society. We make lists in Life...We make lists in Love, and text them before we think. Then face to face we don't function, we feel lost, what to say, and even...

  • Just Thoughts
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    Just Thoughts

    7 years ago

    The Muslim and the Jew by b. Malin She the Jew, was employed by him the Muslim, for ten long years....before she said adieu.... He the Muslim, the doctor, had many points of view. She, the office manager, and he the doctor, made up a party...

  • Questions & Thoughts....
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    Questions & Thoughts....

    7 years ago

    Questions & Answers......by b. Malin We walk along the beach, ankle deep. I look across the vast Atlantic Ocean oh so deep. If I could walk straight across where would I be? My husband, "the answer man" replies, Africa, or Spain, which one will...

  • Problems of the Night
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    Problems of the Night

    7 years ago

    Problems don't get solved overnight... "Sleep on it," is highly overrated, that is if sleep will ever come... Problems don't get solved overnight, so you toss and turn and watch the shadows that flicker across the shades, as light bounces across...

  • Thoughts of the Day
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    Thoughts of the Day

    7 years ago

    This is the hardest thing I have ever been asked to do, just to be able to express myself. So hopefully I can now express myself. It's like the government has now taken over the blogging business too! A few thoughts for today.... The rain came...

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