Birthday week

It’s birthday week, with birthdays for myself, my colleague Mike Czyzniejewski (beloved husband of fellow poet Karen Craigo), and their eldest son, I promised to join in the revelry tonight. Here is a photo of both of Mike’s books. His third book, I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories, comes out February 14, […]

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Secrets

I have a secret need to love what I drive. I think this will do it.

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Hair diary

I don’t really like having my picture taken, but I do take a photo using Photo Booth each time I get a haircut.

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Car cuisine

Springfield has one thing to be proud of when it comes to fast food. It has more than one drive through Chinese restaurant and of course, there is the whole Springfield-style Cashew Chicken thing. This is Chinese Chef, a chain.

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World Cup

Even though France is no longer in the running, the Netherlands is, so I foresee more good soccer today. The photo was taken with Glass. I use auto-backup, and Google occasionally takes a photo and selects an effect for it through a feature it calls Auto Awesome. The result this time is a bit psychedelic.

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Project 365 on the edge of summer

As one who spent a significant part of growing up in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, summer  memories for me do not include the color green. Zoyzia grass was the norm and most people gave up by July and let it go dormant. It’s almost July and everything is green! Things are blooming and I did not […]

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Remembering Moms Lunch

My mom died last year on June 21, and in her memory, I met with two other friends of mine who also lost their moms for a memory lunch at Bambinos, one of my mom’s top two picks for lunching (her top pick was Thai Peppers). Left to right: Lanette Cadle, Barbara Gressel, and Jane […]

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Light and shadow

This is what air travel looks like before it all goes wrong: the lovely view from the Springfield/Branson Airport.

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