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Dear reader, are you a blogger, too? Leave a comment with your URL. (Just one URL, or the comment won’t get past my spam filter.) I’d love to let you have a moment for self-promotion. I hope you’ll all check … Continue reading
I like to find the small cafes, the family owned places that are unique to the town they are. The one-of-a-kind places filled with great food and several generations of the same family doing all the work. That’s where the … Continue reading
Now that I’m old I hate shopping. I hate glitz. I hate fashion. Shopping makes me tired. Glitz is disgusting. Fashion is silly. When I was younger I loved shopping. I loved glitz. I loved fashion. Is that what they … Continue reading
Remember the good old days, Mister? The days when there were savings banks where you did nothing but save money? No checking, no ATM. Just money you want to save. What about it, Mister? Do you remember that? Please leave … Continue reading
“Wow, what a wild and crazy day,” the lady in Walgreens said. “Why?” I asked. “Well, I didn’t wake up until nearly 6 AM. I don’t know when I’ve slept so late!” I looked at her more carefully. She was … Continue reading
The snowman stood 6 feet tall with cottonwood branches for arms and a screwdriver for a nose. The yard all around him crackled with frozen grass, uncovered in the snow gathering efforts of the damp, rosy-cheeked children. I looked out … Continue reading
In secular terms, Christmas is about children and their joy. Without young children around, it just isn’t as much fun. How much fun is opening an envelope full of money? Yeah. You know what is fun? Banging out chords on … Continue reading
We have an ambivalent attitude toward sass. We like it in little girls and grown women, but we hate it in rebellious teenagers. What’s the difference there that makes a sassy teen rub us the wrong way? Please leave a … Continue reading
In the absence of Nelson Mandela today, this seems appropriate. Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “God bless Africa” or some topic suggested by the music or the death of Nelson Mandela.