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Thursday, December 28, 2017

SOMETHING SCRIBBLED IN AN OLD NOTEBOOK

The Poet Reads Damned once by faint praise her return is made cautiously, she waits just outside the circle, barely illuminated by the firelight. The poet is tempted to run again and hide but there is something calling: a truth - personal - perhaps universal: perhaps a clue for the one rather than... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MOTHER NATURE’S ASSIST

We’re in the midst (perhaps not the middle) of a cold snap. This is the biggest chill we’ve had since ’15, as the winter of 2016 was perhaps the mildest in memory – very little snow – didn’t even put my boots on once. Nice to have no ice to scrape from the car or slick spots underfoot. Makes today’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

HAPPY MONDAY

I had dinner ready right around 12:30, and half of my guests arrived a few minutes later – bringing a cheese ball, which was totally unnecessary as I had already prepared a dip for chips and crackers… The turkey in the crockpot had filled the house with a yummy fragrance, the potatoes, stuffing,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 25, 2017

AMBROSIA FOR BREAKFAST

Y’ don’t always have time to cook a real breakfast on a holiday morning when there is so much prep work to do for the big mid-day meal. Such is the case this morning, as the stuffing rests in the fridge waiting its turn in the oven, the potatoes and onions, etc. are in need of assembling into the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

USPS –

Got a Christmas card yesterday. Return address “Post Office.” Inside was a card signed by half a dozen postal workers, saying thanks for the hats. I’d had a last minute and probably late greeting to send to my sis Rose, and grabbed a dozen hats from “inventory” in the back room before I left. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Table Grazing...

One reason I don’t help myself to the free bread and bagels that Panera’s donates to The Center – stuff that’s unsold, day-old or so that would otherwise be tossed in the dumpster – is because gluten in wheat-based products turns my gut into a disaster zone. The other reason is the folks who come in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Guess Where They Filmed Star Wars’ Tatooine

There was a Q&A on some program I was half-watching, don’t know now if it was Entertainment Tonight or some other news-style show. Q: In what country did they film the Star Wars home planet called Tatooine? Turns out the scenes on Tatooine were shot in Tunisia, in some desert area that fit the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sgt. Pepper’s and Next Monday

There’s a diner on Main Street next to The Juicery and a couple doors up from the Metro Transit station. It’s called Sgt. Pepper’s, and it’s décor features Beatles posters, the sound track is only Beatles music, played a level that underscores but does not interfere with conversation. Their... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Centered

I was feeling iffy yesterday, woke up too early, didn’t want to get dressed or go to The Center for my usual Tuesday a.m. shift at the front desk. Piddled around on the computer playing Mahjong until it was too late to shower and wash my hair, so I pulled on my big girl britches, pinned my hair into... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Foreshadowing

If you’ve been through a creative writing class, you’ve probably studied things like story arc, plot, character, setting and dialog. If there was time in the 12- or 15-week course, you may have given some thought to foreshadowing. Chekov (I believe that’s the playwright who is quoted on this topic)... Sign in to see full entry.

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