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Friday, January 6, 2017

Journey Prep II

What do you do before a trip to prepare for your home-coming? I have been clearing the perishables from my fridge and cupboards this week, freezing what I can't eat. The plan is to make the house clean and welcoming with fresh sheets on the bed and random things put away. Charlie has said he will... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Journey Prep

How soon do you start getting yourself and your stuff ready for a trip? For me, it starts with a surge of anxiety, especially if I have to have my passport, and am not at that moment certain where it is. That hits when I realize I have less than a month to find it, and not lose it again. It is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Soda, pop, sodapop, cola, seltzer... Couch, divan, sofa, settee... Purse, handbag, bag... Sack, bag, parcel... So many words for essentially the same things, without even significantly different nuances of meaning! These are words we grew up with, words we use out of habit and familiarity that are... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What's your recipe for fending off a cold?

After a more or less full night's sleep, I started with a cup of hot lime 'tea' instead of coffee and a zinc troche dissolving slowly, bathing my throat it its goodness until I stop resisting the impulse to bite on it and chew it to smithereens. It doesn't usually take long. Later, some actual tea... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Prompt: What are you still laughing about?

When I was visiting my daughter in England a year and a half ago, we were walking alongside a field of grazing cattle. There were a quantity of roundish objects scattered across the field. I asked my daughter, "Are those turnips?" She replied with great patience, "No, Mom, those are cows." I still... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Speaking of...

...the Wilds! Not everyone, of course, loves nature in the raw, but I am wondering, What natural landscape or locale affects you soul-deep or even just simply relaxes you, lets you let go of worries, or helps you think about things you need to think about? Do you find that far off from pavement and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Birthdays Prompt:

What are the best things about growing older? There are plenty of words written about the downside of aging, and I don't want to hear any of that today! My list starts with: Having let go of a lot of things that used to irritate, buttons that used to be too-easily pushed, other peoples' opinions and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 23, 2016

No, really, what do you really think?

This started with TAPS' and my exchange of comments in my blog about the evil that is politics. I believe there are the sane and the deranged on both sides, that there are liberal and progressive values that would make the world better for a lot of people, and worse for some. I believe there are... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Release Forms

We needed to write one up for the users of the stage at the Pirate Fest. If you had to write up a release for someone coming to your home, what would it entail? Here is what Charlie came up with: By signing this release form, I acknowledge that I understand the possible hazards of using, being... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Here's another prompt prompted by Pat's post today about teachers. Truly outstanding teachers make the greatest difference in a student's life. I remember some of mine, particularly Miss Mihalik, my 7th grade science teacher. She was one of the most enthusiastic people I've ever known! She took a... Sign in to see full entry.

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