April 24, 2017


JH Mae



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JH Mae is a feature journalist and short fiction writer based in rural northern New York.

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Should we complain about misfortunes?

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Don't give up on being young -- you can't bring it back when it's gone.

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Have we evolved into a culture of fantasy and nit-picking?

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If you don't know what life is about, good and bad alike, how will you prepare for it?

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Which would you rather have? Money or happiness?

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Is the trend towards casual dress a good thing?

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Love, companionship, nuturing...it's all there with Maggie.

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Well, peanut butter can be nutritious, can't it?

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And are the beauty queens still beautiful? What about at their 40th reunion?

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Do you see the flaws or the people you think have them?

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Memories have a way of editing themselves -- especially holiday ones.

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Oh, for the chance to get everything you ever wanted...but what do you really want?

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Ten years later, twenty years later, such a different life, but still somehow the same...

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A table for two, candlelight, a touch of fingertips...no, wait there's more to love than that...

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This is why Amazon Prime is successful...

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Wouldn't any woman want to have teeny feet like Barbie?

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Hold a door open, pick up a book someone has dropped -- yes, the comfort of others!

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Rich or poor, old or young, one thing we all share...

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What will you find if you don't let fear stop you?

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There's a much wider picture at work in our lives, as wide as the gulf between Life and Death...

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Just do it when no one is looking...

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Look around you -- it's happening even as you read this...

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JH Mae has an expert opinion on expert opinions!

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You're only as old as you feel...wait, noooo!

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Spring arrives in March, or at least it's supposed to...

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Part of the problem is that doctors like to play with ALL their toys...

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Don't forget the ones who seem to know exactly when you're sitting down to dinner...

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Is complication an evolutionary advantage?

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How about matching socks and shoes?

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Is there a link between the Terrible Twos and Road Rage?

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A flock of geese, a troop of monkeys, a band of coyotes...what next?

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The statement "Life isn't fair" probably was coined after the invention of donuts.

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Oh, wait, what do I look like today?

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Think you know what you're doing? Maybe you should take time for a second thought...

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Ever wake up feeling like you just got beat up?

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A good father is a precious treasure. Keep an eye on him and enjoy every moment with him you can.

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They're short, they don't have all their teeth, and you have to keep an eye on them all the time. Is that cool?

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How old do you have to be before you stop needing a keeper?

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Ahhh, the narrow window of struttability...


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Opinion

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They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul...let's hope that the mouth is not the window to the brain...

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Seriously, there are some things you don't need to ask about...


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JH Mae
JH Mae


JH Mae is a feature journalist and short fiction writer based in rural northern New York. She worked for five years at a local newspaper, followed by three years as a secretary. She recently left the office life to pursue a full-time writing career. "Adventures of a Grownup" also appears in the Bennington Banner in Vermont; and her short fiction has been published in Fiction on the Web and Dark Futures Fiction.