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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE”

As for “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” it never was a Christmas song, per se. And it does illustrate the dating game as it was played in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Females were identified as targets in more than one romantic romp of a movie back then. But don’t get me started on that topic…. I’ve often wondered... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 10, 2018

I'LL HAVE SIX FRIES WITH THAT

Ore-Ida packs bags of frozen potatoes in various forms for warm-up in the microwave or toasting in the oven. Recently I bought one of those air fryer units that sit on your countertop – potatoes get soggy and chicken tenders get tough as shoe leather in the microwave. It takes a few more minutes to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

AS TOLD BY MY FIRST HUSBAND

THAT’S ‘ONE’ It seems a farmer had gone to town to find a wife. He met the daughter of a shopkeeper and began to pay court. After a suitable interval he asked the shopkeeper for his daughter’s hand. After the ceremony, the farmer helped his bride onto the seat of the buckboard, set her suitcase and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

WHAT’S NEWS?

Months ago when news of the Stormy Daniels payoff by Michael Cohen for DJT was breaking, Linda said she’d been following the story from sunup to sundown, glued to the TV. Well, she was glued as tightly as she could be, considering her hubby's recovery from a silent heart attack and her mother’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 7, 2018

RUDOLPH

I was sitting in my recliner, making one more Santa hat for the girls at the Center when there came a gentle knock at my door. Oh, no, I thought. Not the Witnesses again. They were just here a week ago. I peeped through the window. It was Rudolph, appropriately garbed in his jingle bell harness, his... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

IT'S ALL CONNECTED

FRACTALS Tuesday, as I arrived The Center, a mathematically perfect snowflake landed on my sleeve, a fractal pattern of the first order. Most of the other snowflakes had been bumped and lumped on the way down, but by some stroke of luck this one survived and landed on my coat sleeve. Inside, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SOMETHING FOR THURSDAY'S WRITING GROUP

A WRITER’S NATURE John Gardner wrote a book called On Becoming a Novelist, published by Harper & Row in 1983, and I have a well-thumbed paperback copy that lives on my bookshelf. The inside cover page includes a list of other books he’s written – takes up the whole page. I’ve had this book and read... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

HO! HO! NO!

I saw someone socking Santa Claus In the aisle at Walmart yesterday. She didn’t want him quite so close, So she bopped him on the nose, And told that strange old man to go away. At Walmart a couple days ago there was a wandering Santa, red suit, big belt, and a natural beard – wandering up the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 3, 2018

THE RUDOLPH QUESTION

Now, I’m all for kindness and fairness, and treating everyone with respect. “Liberty and justice for all” is more than just a quote from the Pledge of Allegiance to me. But sometimes I have to curl my lip and roll my eyes at the lengths some go to in the name of what’s good for children – i.e.,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

SCHOOLYARDS AND SO ON

There was a schoolyard bully at Kennewick school when I was a second-grader. He had a following: four or five hangers-on to laugh and point and back him up. I still remember his name. It was Herbie Tregor and he was one of those big-for-his-age fat kids who choose to wear horizontal striped knit tee... Sign in to see full entry.

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