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Friday, July 20, 2018

Penny games

I got over the dissection of posting and pennies pretty much after the first months of blogiting, but some things still mystify me or at least get my attention. My writing brings in usually a few dollars per month, and by 'few' I mean less than $5 worth. I consider a $5 month pretty good. Summer has... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The naming of things...

Over the years, it has amused me to name this and that, particularly household appliances, tools, and random stuff: Cyndi Loppers in the garden, Vlad the Inhaler in the medicine cabinet, and now we have the tag that hangs in the car on those days I need the special parking space near the door: Jean... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Making your own

Made corned beef hash this morning from baked potatoes and canned corned beef. I thought the canned corned beef hash had too much potato, and the corned beef in it looked a lot like dog food. I figured I could do better with better corned beef. As it happens, it is the potatoes that make a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


You only have to say the word, and my 17-mo granddaughter just grins and giggles--every single time, even when in a moment of glum or a pout. When I was a kid, I remember going into hysterics along with my sister over the word, bosom. It wasn't just that it was a word referring to a slightly naughty... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

One space or two?

This came up on Facebook this morning: A study that shows that the double-space between the period that ends a sentence and the capital letter that starts the next actually serves a valid purpose for the ease and fluency of reading. It is not just that many of us were raised to consider... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Speaking of childhood...

When I was around 10 or 11, I found some cartoon books that my parents had collected. PEANUTS, WIZARD OF ID, B.C., and best of all, several volumes of the work of Charles Addams. The cartoons themselves were amusing and some, laugh-out-loud funny. But the real thrill was the discovery that such... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Inspired by Pat B's post today

Some women resent being called by endearments by strangers, seeing it as patronizing. It depends on the tone of delivery, though. Sometimes some part of me just needs to hear the word, accept the salute in the spirit it is offered, feel for just that brief moment, a sense of being seen and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Giving up your dreams...

When I was 6, I dearly wanted one of those dolls that was as big as me. I never got one. If someone gave me a life-size doll my size these days, I would be rather alarmed. The point is, while dreams are good to have, we do need to update them now and then. In fact, I have to do this often when an... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What is your favorite...?

Just hearing what is one of my favorite national songs, Australia's Waltzing Matilda. It isn't the national anthem--I am not sure I have ever heard that one. I hear it is grand--when sung well, which is, perhaps like the Star Spangled Banner, not usually... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Naming Girls, Women, Wives...

I woke this morning with a thought about how girls and women are named. Not given names, but family names: Traditionally, they are first named with their fathers' names, and then, should they marry, with their husbands' names. Have you ever thought about this? Apparently, men think about it if they... Sign in to see full entry.

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