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Donkey Years it was Since She Wrote…

In the days beyond recall, I used to write a blog. Humans make plans and the Keebler Elves laugh. It’s been such a very long time ago that I last wrote. I honestly don’t know the last time was. What I do know … Continue reading

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Runs with Scissors Seeks Doesn’t Play Well with Others and Doesn’t Use her Inside Voice for Conversation, Laughter, and Good Times

Yesterday I spent nearly the whole day writing. I wrote my heart and soul out. Onto pieces of lined school paper (narrow-ruled, of course). Two letters. One to my love Trey*, who is no longer speaking to me. One to … Continue reading

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Rockin’ my “I-Don’t-Give-a-Damn” Tutu

Sometimes I wonder what I have done with my time. I seem, at times,  to exist in an alternate universe or on two planes at once, and I never really know what I’m doing on either one. Time passes quickly … Continue reading

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News Flash! Silkies and Happiness Come to Roost When You Give Them an Inviting Habitation

There’s a fairy tale you may have heard, and the protagonists are ghosts called Silkies. It’s an Irish tale, and I wish so much it were true. As the story goes, Silkies will come and haunt your house and do … Continue reading

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State of the Union, Isle of Tam, March 2011

It’s that time of the month. No, not that time of the month. Appraisal time. Time to see how I did or did not measure up these past 28 days. I have a tendency to be harsh with myself in my … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Summer Vacation and the Summer of Familial “Love”

As a child, I probably had some of the best summer vacations ever. We didn’t go to Disney World or Paris. We didn’t go to see Broadway shows in New York or go on walkabout in Australia. We did better … Continue reading

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Oh, Daddy! On the Other Side of the PoWM Fence, Looking In

I’m a minority, on the unpopular side of the People of WalMart (PoWM) fence. I’ve always been for the underdog. Shoot, I’ve often been the underdog. Why change things now? No, I’m all for Awkward Family Photographs (AFP). My reasoning … Continue reading

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Romancing the Stoneware

I have been oh, so tempted to write about political occurrences in the country of late–protests in the great state of Wisconsin, the House vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood, etc. I’m really plugged in to what’s happening in our country … Continue reading

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Never, Ever, Whatever You Do, Answer Your Phone in a Hurricane. Unless Ya Want to Live Some Poetry.

When I was young–a child, an adolescent, and even an adult  in my parents’ household–we could always seek asylum in books.  My mother would hesitate to call us to complete a task if we were reading a book.  My recollection … Continue reading

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Ode to Bloggers Everywhere, to Love, and to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fact that I woke up with a stomach ache this morning isn’t deterring me from my blog-writing responsibility.  What a trooper!  That my stomach ache has progressed to vomiting and fever can not keep me from fulfilling my destiny … Continue reading

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