Author Archives: Not That Big a Deal

About Not That Big a Deal

Roxanne has a gift for writing and making people laugh. She enjoys sharing both with as many as she can.

He Hears His Father’s Voice

I was never very good at basketball. I was almost always the last kid picked. The one standing there after everyone else had been chosen. The one the captains of the teams complained about saying, “I had her last time. … Continue reading

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Painting…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Do you ever wonder who decided that painting our homes would be a good idea? We’ve been painting quite a bit recently and I’ve been thinking about this…a lot. Don’t get me  wrong, I enjoy painting. It is instant gratification with, … Continue reading

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The Boy Band Revolution

The year was 1967. Mom was parking the car in front of my Aunt Lois’ apartment when I realized, for the very first time, that I was hearing music from our car radio. I was almost 8.  (I told you … Continue reading

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“Thick and Tired Of It”

“Thick and Tired Of It” ~ This is a quote by Mary Tyler Moore who, I think it is safe to say, was probably never “thick” a day in her life. Being “thick” is a common feeling for those of … Continue reading

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Adventures in Babysitting…

In the latter part of the 20th century, I was a babysitter. Back then we weren’t called “nannies” just “babysitters.” While consistently watching 2 extra babies and, occasionally, 4 extra babies, added to the 3 that were mine; I rarely … Continue reading

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Phoebe, The Odd Dog

“I just need one more dog, Babe. I need my last dog to be one that I’ve chosen for myself, not one that we’ve inherited from our kids.” For the eleven years before these words were spoken by me, we … Continue reading

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Adventures With Little Chins and Elusive Sightings…

Life through the eyes of a child is magical. Life through the eyes of two little boys is engrossing, with the emphasis, at times, on ‘gross’. Days filled with repeated backseat shouts of BOOYAH! Hikes highlighted by finds of their … Continue reading

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