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Sunburn Hurts — Inside and Out

My children are milk white just like their mother. The kind of milk white that burns and never tans — ever. It’s sort of sad, really, especially since I am half Italian on my mother’s side. She is not milk white. She gets so dark in the summer that, way back when, someone asked her […]

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  It was 4 p.m. and I was slathering another coat of sunscreen on my kids when I noticed a woman staring at me. When I made eye contact she shook her head at me and said, “You know it’s 4 o’clock, right? It’s a little late in the day to get a sunburn.” Not […]

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The Hands Have It

My daily lack of sun exposure makes me stand out — and not in a good way — at my local beach club, but it also has a positive side effect: I get a lot of, “Wow, you look really young.” Makes me feel good, of course, but as careful as I am with my […]

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Sunday was overcast and windy. Still, we made plans to celebrate a good friend’s birthday so we were all sitting on the beach. I was covered head to toe. Spinster hat (a phrase coined by my friend because he says it makes me look like a spinster) on head. Towel over legs. Umbrella attached to […]

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