Locals don’t need them

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We’re replacing rotten storm shutters on our house. We took advantage of the hardware store’s Black Friday sale to get a 42% discount.

The cash register line was insane. It seemed everyone else on the island was also taking advantage of the sale.

A staff member suggested we use the…

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The wrong “expert” opinion

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A month ago, our 12-year-old dryer broke. The repair man replaced the belt.

Then, our washer died. It filled with water but wouldn’t complete the cycle. My husband tried to dry the sopping wet clothes, to prevent mold and mildew, and broke the dryer again.

The repair man needed to…

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Are we due for an apocalypse?

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We’ve been enjoying the Netflix series, Ancient Apocalypse.

Journalist Graham Hancock starts slowly, pushing back against the established archaeological wisdom of the age of various man-made structures. He then starts weaving together various myths and stories from around the globe. In every case, he demonstrates how the stories could have…

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Not!

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At the beginning of November, the grocery store put up Christmas decorations. Then the home goods store showcased artificial Christmas trees, along with lights and decorations. The other grocery store has signs advertising the deadline for ordering your real, living Christmas tree.

It is all Christmas, not the generic “holiday”…

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What does “yoga” even mean?

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Yoga used to mean contorting your body into specific pretzel shapes. Now, however, it seems to be used to mean any sort of slow, gentle, purposeful movement.

After my plantar fasciitis, I was prone to stabbing pains between my first two toes. Was I developing a bunion? I asked my…

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How does anyone plan anything?

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Island Time is a laid-back philosophy that things will get done when they get done. There’s no sense rushing or stressing out about it.

In general, this is a good thing. It’s a more relaxing way to live.

But, sometimes, it can drive you crazy. For example, we’re getting a…

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No yarn to tempt the cat

Cross-stitch by author, via Cross-Stitch World

I like to keep busy while we’re watching TV. Before we adopted our kitten, I’d knit or cross-stitch. That became impossible post-kitten, because she took any appearance of yarn or thread as a personal challenge.

Then I discovered a cross-stitch app called Cross-Stitch World.

It offers relaxing busywork while watching…

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An easy process

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The secret to choosing an excellent dentist is to ask what people think of their dentist. Most will say, “Pretty good.” Some will say, “They’re alright, I guess.”

Then, there’s one person who rhapsodizes about their wonderful dentist. Their skill. Their personality. Their high-tech dental tools.

That’s your new dentist.

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Jennifer Dunne

Jennifer Dunne

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Regular contributor to The Daily Cuppa & Dancing Elephants Press📚Author of fiction and non-fiction✏️Topics: cats, positivity, life, and living in the Caribbean