Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tears for fears

A week of uncertainty, confusion, feeling wobbly in so many ways. It started last week, actually; nothing new, but echos, reminders.  A restirring of a sense of loss.  I realize how much I miss my parents, perhaps more acutely as I face … Continue reading

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In memory . . .

Miriam Alice Your departure is marked by smoke, a grayish-white plume lifting to simple blue sky. Nothing magical here, you might tell me, that is, if you had a voice I could actually hear. Your remains have been scratched into … Continue reading

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Welcome to the United States of Unocal!

Remember when everyone freaked out about appointing an “activist” judge like Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court?  (Them lefty activist jurists done gonna ruin da country, what with all their radical lefty interpreTAYshuns of the law!) The Republicans sure got their … Continue reading

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Dragonfly weather

Well, it’s not.  It’s still raining, actually.  I am thankful for full spectrum light boxes and lamps.  And let’s hear it for antidepressants, come to that.  But no complaints here; I’ve done this before, it is, as my therapist would … Continue reading

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RAIN STORIES

In this semi-desert, land of frequent drought, it has been raining off and on for over a week, with at least a weeks’ worth more predicted . . . and I find myself slipping into a rainy state of mind … Continue reading

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Top ten reasons why blogging may be dangerous to your health

10.  Neglecting other creative ventures (creative decompensation); 9.  Aggravation/development of carpal tunnel syndrome from all of that keyboarding; 8.  Staying indoors instead of going outside to see what the rest of the world is up to (loss of touch with … Continue reading

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Flapjacks, the universe, and everything

So.  Time to deliver on the promised Flapjacks First:  Bob’s Red Mill  whole grain buckwheat mix.  Second:  My kind and obliging husband a-Sunday-mornin’-kitchening.  Third:  Boysenberry syrup and just the lightest film of butter.  Fourth (end result):  Pure and simple gastronomic contentment. So … Continue reading

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