Funny, Isn’t It?

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Hey readers – Jeanne Charters here. No “funny, isn’t it?” this month. The reason? When I read my daughter’s latest blog, I thought you should see it, too. I’ll be back next month.

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CosmiComedy: Genevieve!

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Of course I don’t believe in reincarnation, silly. Everyone knows we are living all our lives at once. What I did as the fugitive daughter of a woman burnt at the stake for witchcraft (nowadays we call it herbalism) in …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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Relationships? Zounds! Where should I begin?

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CosmiComedy: Time Is On My Side (Yes It Is)

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I’m in the throes of a difficult relationship. I’ve tried everything: making lists, letting go, ignoring, scheduling, bargaining, cajoling (ok, begging), but nothing works. No matter what I do, my relationship with Time just keeps getting more difficult. Just the …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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Usually, when I sit down to write my column, I have a very clear picture of what I want to say—a point of view, an opinion, a destination to reach. Today, this is not the case.

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CosmiComedy: To Your Health!

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There is an ancient Persian tale called “Appointment in Samarra.” (Not to be confused with John O’Hara’s novel of the same name.) In it, a man is walking in the market when he suddenly notices Death in the crowd, who …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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I sat down three times trying to start this column. You will read it in December; but, with deadlines et al, I am attempting to write it on November 10, still in shock and disbelief about the election.

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CosmiComedy: Upstairs, Downstairs

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“A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.” ~ George Carlin

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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Drama—Drama—Drama! As I write this, I am struck with how addictive drama can be. We stay glued to our television sets wondering how strong Hurricane Matthew will grow and what gaffe our Republican candidate for President has pulled lately. This …

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CosmiComedy: Bet You Can’t Have Just One

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It must be part of the plan, otherwise why would they exist? Poppies, cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms – all must have evolved to alter consciousness for a reason, right? In Michael Pollan’s brilliant book, The Botany of Desire, he speaks of …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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Okay, readers – it’s time to talk turkey about this election coming up next month. And stuffing and pumpkin pie, too. The other night, sharing a glass of wine on my deck with a favorite friend/neighbor, she said, “Jeanne, you …

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CosmiComedy: Go Ahead, I’m Listening

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When I was a performer, I had a signature mime piece about a character pursuing an object of desire. After overcoming a series of obstacles, she encounters a wall (of course; it was a mime piece!). She pounds, she scrapes, …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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When I was a little girl in Catholic School back in Ohio, Monsignor Varley used to tell us about the devil. “He’s everywhere—trying to get your soul. But he’ll never defeat Jesus because Jesus will always win against Satan. So, …

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CosmiComedy: All In The Family

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At first the racket outside didn’t register. Ron was watching a tutorial about his new camera at top volume in his office; I was clattering about in the kitchen with a head full of noise, “Don’t forget to call Jerry …

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