Monthly Archives: October 2013

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat Warning: this post is loaded with calories! Here’s the TRICK : think of your favorite candy TREAT and try not to eat any. The first candy I can remember were molasses-peppermint drops at my grandmother’s. But soon … Continue reading

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Wulf: Part 2

Wulf Part 2 Despite the fact that Wulf stopped destroying items, she never got over “stealing” food. Over the years, that we know of, she ate brownies and ground beef foil and all, six dozen chocolate chip cookies that my … Continue reading

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Wulf: Part 1

Wulf : Part 1 Wanted: One vicious-looking medium-to-large dog with ferocious bark. Though I never placed an actual ad, that is the dog I wanted after experiencing an armed home invasion. It took a couple of weeks and visits to … Continue reading

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HELP THANKS WOW

HELP THANKS WOW Ann Lamott is a well-known author who began as a fiction writer but is now more well-known for her nonfiction which can best be described as irreverent spirituality. Last year she published “Help Thanks Wow” describing these … Continue reading

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Words

Words Some people collect campaign buttons or postcards or even shoes. I collect words. I collect SINGLE WORDS on scraps of paper that seem to be all over the house. Crepuscular Caliginous Proprioception When I get a chance, I look … Continue reading

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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple People have asked how my parents met. It’s an interesting story, and I’m not sure I can do it justice, but here goes. Characters: My mother, 41 at the time, never married. A true Victorian: prim, proper, … Continue reading

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Overheard Locally

Overheard Locally At Storrs Pond: A grandmother and child, of about 5, were sitting at the picnic table. The grandmother asked what appeared to be a personal question. Child: “ I’m sorry; I can’t answer that question today. Ask Google.” … Continue reading

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