Taking a break to give thanks

I am using this Thanksgiving to take time to breathe. The semester was so full of illness and endless catching up that I really needed a break. However, reflection shows the bad along with the good. My confession: I was considering going out and buying fat pants. Unattractive as it is, I have become that […]

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Day 11

Every now and then I take a photo of a meal to remind me that healthy food can also be pretty food. Avocado toast and skim milk prettied-up by Fiestaware.

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The Year of Hunkering Down

This is a shorter version of a post I made today on my poet blog, This Poet’s Life. Since the issues discussed affected both my personal and professional lives, I’m posting here as well. So, my shameless self-promotion moves for my 30/30 poems on Twitter and Facebook that have filled my morning reminded me of […]

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5ives for Rhetsy

I subscribe to the email list Rhetsy from Collin G. Brooke and find it always gives value. Brooke recently called for lists of fives for an upcoming Rhetsy, so here is my attempt. Five Things that Will Make a Difference (for the better!) in Your Home Life Stop putting things down “for now.” Put it […]

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The Coat Saga…again

This was the year. I had no need of coats of any kind. My coat closet was full, mostly of my mom’s coats that I hadn’t recycled yet and the Christmas tree that Sophie broke (she has a white wire addiction), but full enough of my own coats that I was fine. So, why did […]

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Saying goodbye to the memory of what used to be

I’m a Kansan who grew up in Wichita when my dad wasn’t assigned by Boeing to be tech support for a variety of planes elsewhere–mainly the B-52 in Air Force towns followed after a stint of retraining in Renton, Washington in 1965-6 by the 747 and a new focus on commercial airlines in Los Angeles. I’ve […]

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Caturday

TV, iPad, soccer, cats–it must be Caturday!

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American Gothic 3

This series, as you may have guessed, is in celebration of that subset of America that saved everything and always has the tool for the job.

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