Category Archives: Family & Friends

The people who love me in spite of myself.

Love Letters

Gary Chapman will tell you that there are five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In my family, we favored Ritualized Sarcasm. Especially in collage-form. I was 13 or 14 the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. … Continue reading

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When It All Began

We were very young. Twenty-two and twenty-three, in actual fact. Neither of us wore glasses. I was still paying off a credit card. (Sorry about that…) We were naive enough to think the carpeting of our cheap apartment was damp … Continue reading

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Mothers & Sons

I have the best of both. Although in personality I most resemble my dad, my mama had the unenviable job of tempering the concatenation of quirks, freaks and neuroses that is yours truly into a balanced, moderately normal human being. … Continue reading

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It’s All in How You Say It

It only takes having a four-year-old to learn how key enunciating your words can be. For example, my four-year-old has the tendency to drop a lot of “R”s. Mostly harmless. Except when saying at least one word. Today’s lesson: I … Continue reading

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Simple Things Make Me Smile

Homemade holiday decor hung on my front door, for one thing. Or the three turkeys who clamor for my attention when I’m trying to take pictures of it, for another. They make me smile a lot, too.

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9.2 Million, Now Minus 1

I haven’t done much blogging lately but it seems prudent to tie up a loose end that the few who read this blog might still be wondering about. I kicked my husband out of the house. Right back into the … Continue reading

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WordPress Says So

Ever so slowly, I am unearthing the treasures of WordPress. Maybe you’re a Blogspot user and you often find yourself wondering “Why can’t I [fill in the blank]?” in the midst of your blogging endeavors. You probably can [fill in … Continue reading

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The Ax

Yes, it came yesterday — as we knew it eventually would. Now we can stop dreading the possibility and start dealing with the reality. And what better way to begin a job search than with a little unemployment humor. All … Continue reading

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Surely It Musn’t Be Love

Picking up where a left off as if over a month had not gone by since my last post… [ASIDE: Yes, the self-flagellation about my non-blogging will continue until either a) I get my act together, or b) … I … Continue reading

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