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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

nemesis: food

What is your food nemesis? The thing you most often don't resist, that does you no good service while it makes your mouth happy? Mine...? Buttered toast especially with honey. A variation would be buttered waffle with maple syrup. (Talking real maple syrup, here. No other kind is worth putting in my... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Music of Childhood

I've just inherited my father's record collection, and the slightly archaic device on which to play them. In fact, I was thinking sadly only a couple of weeks back about how much of the music I grew up with--ethnic and folk--simply isn't played anymore, and that I could only hear, distantly, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Fashions of the Elder Days

I remember a few of my favorite clothes from when I was around 4 or 5 years old, living with my grandparents in Northern California. I remember some cowboy boots, and a flaring tiered skift, and a particular dress I wore when we took Christmas card photos. It had a kind of German look, with lacing... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

What could you teach...?

If schools were as unsafe for students when my kids were in public schools, as they are currently, I have would have considered keeping them home, but I have never had the temperament to home-school my kids. I still don't, but have realized that there are certain things I could teach if the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

For the birds

... squirrels, raccoons, and others... I know some can be problems, like raccoons in the garbage, but I enjoy their visits. I have enjoyed the skunks, the possums, and especially Madame La Darque, my little black squirrel who visited almost daily here for a year and a half. A fox came by one... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Please disregard previous fortune cookie.

What's the best/worst fortune cookie you've ever gotten? Here's one I got yesterday: In order to discover who you are, first learn who everybody else is. You are what's left. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tired of 'rotting in prison.'

I hope you rot in prison... He's rotting in prison... I don't want to rot in prison... Why does everyone rot in prison? Why, in decades of movies and television, has no one ever come up with anything but 'rotting in prison?' No one ever does anything in prison but rot. They might languish, for... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

What do you miss most?

Nostalgia is such a powerful emotion. The past where we grew up, where we lived with our parents and learned about life, takes on a kind of psychic patina that is meaningful to us, even fuels a kind of yearning. I feel that way abou t some of the cleaning products my mom used that I can no longer... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 25, 2019


The Tower of Babel... Icarus... The Titanic... The story and myth, the history of human hubris. Has there ever been a time when human beings, full of admiration for our own cleverness, our own achievement, have not taken on the gods--the Divine however imagined and understood--and competed for... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 24, 2019

The neighborhood

Used to be so many active bloggers, so many lively conversations! What happened? I know I don't write lately as much as I used to. I read but don't always comment, often meaning to come back again later to comment after I've had more time to consider what I want to say, or am in a more garrulous... Sign in to see full entry.

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