How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

About

As much as I like reading, I LOVE writing. Blogging is another excuse to get me to my keyboard more often. Hopefully, I can keep up with all my various writing projects. I haven’t been able to up till now, so I have no idea why I took on this blogging as well.

MB900356907I’m a single grandma to two little girls (and have been a merry divorcee for 25 years) but I’ve been so busy I’ve hardly noticed. Living on my own without having to check with anyone has become a habit. I’ve made my choices and am not complaining. I just want to keep on rocking (I don’t mean the chair, I mean TO the MUSIC!) When I leave this earth, it will not be with a whimper. I hope to go kicking and screaming OR singing way too loud IF I can remember the words. I hope it will not be for a long time yet; I hope my health allows it. Till then, I want to  s-q-u-e-e-z-e out as much living as I can. Join me?

These are my media links:

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Since I began blogging, the following are some of my published accomplishments:

 

http://shortfictionbreak.com/winter16/  (this story >>) http://shortfictionbreak.com/the-woodshed/

http://shortfictionbreak.com/anniversary-16-stories/   (this story >>) http://shortfictionbreak.com/lies/

http://issuu.com/moniqueberry/docs/halcyon_-_winter_2015?e=1714591/32145288  (Was it Magic?: page 7)

http://retirementandgoodliving.com/why-not-china/

Slices of Life (Anthology)

Palpable Imaginings (Anthology)

http://retirementandgoodliving.com/a-perfect-solution/

http://retirementandgoodliving.com/homesharing-what-happens-next/

https://timeandplacequarterly.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/time-and-place-volume-1-issue-2.pdf  (Tangled)

http://1perspectives.webs.com/pmjuly2012.htm  (Friends: page 6)

https://e.issuu.com/embed.html#1714591/4822130 (Slammed: page 11)

http://redmundpro.com/authors/teresa-karlinski/ (Anthologies – numerous. In support of the MAGIC Foundation)

 

 

374 thoughts on “About

  1. We’re probably much of an age, and I so agree with you about keeping on rocking. 🙂

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  2. I know you’ve received many but I do so enjoy your blog and hope you’ll accept one more. Please accept One Love Blog Award over at http://jeanswriting.com/2014/11/16/one-lovely-award/

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  3. I love how independent you are. I hope to be like you when I’m your age. I’ve got the single part down : )

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  5. As a retiree, I just love you outlook on life and the up beat positiveness of your site! You keep going there young lady, as I will follow you on your journey!!!

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  6. Love the name of your blog! And your philosophy… extremely inspiring. You have got yourself, what more do you need! Looking forward to reading more 🙂

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  7. Thank you for dropping by Malcolm’s Corner and liking ‘In Praise of Repression’.

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  8. So, none of that go gently into the night crap?

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  9. Just ordered “Palpable Imaginings” and can’t wait to get it. Hugs!

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  10. I like the way you think, Tess – squeeze out all the living you can. It is amazing that you have done so much traveling! Good for you – go girl!! My husband and I have traveled a lot in the fifteen years we have been married and have enjoyed every minute of it. As long as we are healthy we will keep traveling. May not get to China or Australia but will try to get to other places on our bucket list.
    Stay well & happy!

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  11. Love everything you said and especially your byline, “An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE.” I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  12. Thank you very much. I love your blog. I am not into crap myself. 🙂

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  13. How wonderful I love your attitude to life. I believe in this wholeheartedly too, life is for living. Enjoy every minute. 🙂

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  15. I do hope thar a day I could see my comments!!! It’s really difficult if I don’t belong to wordPress, faxebook, twitter… What’s happening???

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  16. Two days ago I wrotw you a rather long message telling that I think we are very alike in some terms. Did you get it????? There I thought you were from Chicago, later reading your trip to China I realised you are from Canada, I’m from Barcelona, Spain.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my Economy Edits site. Over at my personal blog, I run a 100 words a day 3words prompt, and was tickled to see your 100 word prompts. 🙂

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  18. I can’t imagine how I ever thought I could add blogging to my schedule either!

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  19. Just happened upon your blog after seeing a comment of yours on the “Five Star Review” page on the Smorgasbord blog. (She is being kind enough to feature my five star reviews so I’m totally psyched.) I was compelled by your blog title (who wouldn’t be?) and just love this blog. I’m following, I’m fanning (okay that might be hot flashes), I’m reading. Off to read more. Just wanted to say hi.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by and for the “like.” I took a break for taxes. (Ugh.) But should be back soon with more posts, if you’d care to come visit again. You’ve got quite a peppy blog here yourself. I look forward to exploring it. 🙂

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  21. I love your about page. As you, I am happily divorced and love it!

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  22. Love your positive attitude…such an inspiration! 🙂

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  23. Thanks so much, Alana. Some days can be trying. 😀 😀

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  24. You’ll remember the words!

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  25. Thanks for the ‘follow’!

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  26. This about section is full of positive thoughts and energy. It put a smile on my face. Where are you from ? I’ve seen a lot of post about china, but I suppose you are not from there ? I’m Gin from Belgium 🙂

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  27. Lovely stories and right from the middle of life. This makes for an enjoyable reading and many smiles. 🙂

    I shall come back over here for sure.

    Best regards,
    Salva

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  28. Thanks so much. I appreciate your lovely support. 🙂

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  29. …and you’ve got a great title for your blog.

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  31. Hi Tess I have nominated you for the Three Day Quote Challenge

    The rules of the challenge:

    Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for 3 days in a row.
    Thank the person who nominated you
    Pass it on to 3 other bloggers.

    ❤ ❤

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  32. I saw a t-shirt the other day that applies to us: “I’m not old; I’ve just been young a really long time.”

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    • Ha ha. I l.o.v.e. this.
      When I turned 50, I said I was a senior in training. I haven’t changed the moniker yet and that was many, many years ago. I’ve been retired going on nine years now. 😀 😀 😀

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  33. You have a great out look on ife and you certainly have lots of company on your site. I enjoyed your blog.

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  34. I love your positive, keep going attitude.

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  35. Take time for all things – something my mother said as she danced her way through life. It’s cetainly for living isn’t it and sounds like you (and I) are not finished with it yet !!
    Will be reading more of your posts – I’ve enjoyed many so far
    Take care
    Cathy

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  36. I love your attitude! you are awesome!

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  37. Keep on writing! I look forward to reading 🙂

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  38. Hi! Thanks so much for the like! Just thought I’d drop by your blog — and I’m super-glad I did! 🙂

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  39. Thank you for visiting my blog today and commenting there. I have enjoyed poking around on your website and picking up tidbits about you and your writing. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  40. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog and I think I will stick around!

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  41. Hello, I found your blog through David Prosser’s and I’m so glad I did, you sound like energetic person who loves life.

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  42. Hi Tess. I thought is was about time to give you another follower as I see your comments on many of the blogs I follow. II suspect we have many mutual interests. The fact that my blog began with the mindset of Life After 50 & yours a shout out to life after 65, sealed the deal! I look forward to sharing stories together. Regards, Lynn

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  43. Wow! I love your about page, so positive. You are so impressive and have achieved so much. Pleased to meet and follow you. KL ❤

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  44. I too live alone and the idea of not having to check in with anyone is one of my favorite parts! 🙂

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  45. Happy to find & follow your blog!!! Keep on rocking 🙂

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  46. Love your blog and tag line. I’m sixty two and feel the same way. I’ll leave the world kicking and screaming. Thanks so much for following the Cow Pasture Chronicles. Welcome to the fence jumpers. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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  47. Have joined your trek and look forward to many visits. Retirement and age-ing have their pluses on WordPress in friendship and like experiences. Since those are pluses I’m searching for in blogs, here, I’m happy to find you!

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  48. Fabulous. Can’t wait to read about the next ride.

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