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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I Fell In Love With Ingmar Johansson My grandfather bought a television because I came home from school one day, or many days in fact, with a long face and pleading eyes lamenting that I was the only one in my class who didn't have one, and "Poppy, could we please get one, now!!" Of course that... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Halloween Story

Frankie the aging Siamese shivered himself awake. He opened one startling blue eye and then the other, and in the manner of all Siamese since the beginning of time a purr formed deep in his throat fast becoming the yowl he was known for. Somehow it didn't sound as loud this dark night, but his eyes... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Halloween Tale

Anna Trudy McGill opened the door to the weathered shack that leaned precariously into the hill at the far back corner of her overgrown acreage near Chesterville. She ignore the creaking of the hinges, although she noticed more resistance to the opening of the solid wooden door and the need to push... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Don't take the Monkey

My grandfather had a saying that became ingrained in my life as I was growing up. I never knew where it came from and thought it was unique to him. As I became an adult and studied business and management later in life I ran across the same phrase and thought the professors and authors of the books... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Littlest Leprechaun - Conclusion

O'Brien begged, "Tell us about the gift and how that came about." although he had heard the tale many times. "Oh but the leprechaun had grown quite fond of the stone. He slept behind it and its shelter kept him warm and he felt happy. That was saying something, for sometimes leprechauns can be quite... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Littlest Leprechaun - part 2

"Hear! Hear!" came the shouts from all around, and O'Brien yelled over for Ian to keep the pints flowing, even for those lads at the corner table. They raised their glasses and acknowledged him with a smile. Or was it a smirk? He couldn't quite tell and he started to rise from his chair when... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Littlest Leprechaun

O'Brien ordered another pint of Guiness. He placed his elbows on the well worn table in front of him and pushed his Dublin Rebels cap back on his head revealing a wisp of red hair, rapidly fading to grey, and settled in for the night. He was soon distracted by the blast of cold air which invaded the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Second Snow

The anticipation began early in the winter when the trees were stark and the sky was filled with gray and rolling clouds covering any ray of sunlight and threatening to burst at any moment. It was an ugly time. The brilliant colors of October were becoming a distant memory and the bright green buds... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Unexpected Magic

In the back of my closet, hidden among the Nikes, old socks and run down high heel shoes I found a sealed shoes box that had been left there twenty years ago when I had first moved to my then-new apartment and threw things aside to be opened later. I took it out and placed it on my bed, trying to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Awestruck

An Ordinary Day An Ordinary life And a bird sings Then a child laughs. An Ordinary night and Ordinary sky Then there is light and a Supermoon appears. An Ordinary morning An Ordinary yard Dew shimmers and a crocus blooms An Ordinary person Open your Ordinary eyes and become Awestruck by all there is... Sign in to see full entry.

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