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Looking out my Backdoor: Ripa Van Wrinkle rides again

 

October 18, 2018



I should have a good ten years of health ahead of me, since the last time I was this sick with a head cold was a good ten years ago.

The prevailing wisdom is, if you don’t medicate a cold, it will wear itself out in two weeks. If you do medicate a cold, it will hang on fourteen days. In these two miserable weeks, I’ve hardly left my bed.

Medical advice from the young men on the Rancho; Tequila. Medical advice from my cousin Jim; Whiskey. My Medicine Cabinet is empty.

My friend Lani, she and I are the only gringas here at present, housebound with different maladies. I said, “Can...



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