By the time this column publishes, my daughter Jenny and I will have shown up unexpectedly on the doorstep of my youngest daughter and child, Mary Susan, in Utah to celebrate her 30th birthday with her. She has no idea we’re coming and we’re so excited to surprise her!I made the reservations and invited Jenny to join in the fun on a whim. After all, how many times in your life does your youngest child leave her 20s and become 30?
It’s that time of the year I usually come into big money. I try to stash a one- or five-dollar bill into a coat pocket when I put my coats away for warm weather and then rediscover them in the fall. Once there was even a 20-dollar bill, and I always hope my good luck is repeated.This year, however, I stuck my hand down into my coat pocket the first time I put a coat on and found … candy wrappers. Trash. Just trash.
I have a big bowl of guilt sitting in my refrigerator.It looks and smells a lot like egg salad, but it’s there because of guilt. I feel guilty; therefore, I make egg salad.It all began two years when David retired earlier than we expected he would. I must admit I had some trepidations since I had the house to myself during the day for so many years, but it’s mostly been all right.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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