Author Archives: Joanna Rapoza

Life on the side

Always spent my life waiting to live. Watching others live. Thinking: that’s not for me! Too risky. Some people never feel fully grown up until both of their parents are gone. They did not want to grow up that way, … Continue reading

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Mom’s oral tradition

My mother said when I was young, “There’s power in the female tongue. It’s essential,” she said, “to hold back, otherwise folks feel under attack. But use your piehole when you must. If it doesn’t work, employ your bust.”

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Monopolies further entrench themselves in society and my subconscious

After reading that Amazon acquired Whole Foods, I had a dream that I was involved in a promotion that was shot in our local store. Jeff Bezos was part of it, and I played a ditzy housewife that kept bumping … Continue reading

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My heart will swim on

A clear path for the heart warrants the breast stroke. When unsure, it treads water, or floats. A rare few inspire the butterfly. It’s not fond of that “sinking feeling,” and sometimes, must simply crawl to get by. It wisely … Continue reading

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Are you a wart hog or a wart hoarder? Big dif 

Meanwhile, whatever happened to good old-fashioned ass-grabbing? ****************************** “High Energy, Low Caliber: The Donald Trump Story” and “Dumber Than W” are two possible titles I’ve got for a book I’m working on about our current president. ****************************** I’m uncomfortable when … Continue reading

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Strike a pious pose

Low libido runs in my family. I’m not quite sure how I even HAVE a family. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Never once as a child did I ever say I wanted to grow up and own a mansion, because I already knew the … Continue reading

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Watch my 83-year-old mother play Ave Maria

If you grow weary of increasing divisiveness and impending doom, take a moment to watch my mom on the piano. My son videoed this and uploaded it to YouTube about a month before her stroke – a little over a … Continue reading

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