Monthly Archives: January 2014

My Shadow

My Shadow My shadow eats only healthy food. My shadow can ride a bike and swim. My shadow is daring: kayaking, zip line – no problem. My shadow is not critical. My shadow does not notice others’ grammatical and usage … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden “The Secret Garden, ” written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911, has always been one of my favorite children’s classics. I see from the fly leaf that it was given to me for Christmas, 1947, which means … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping What a relief! When I overhear conversations, I am not eavesdropping because according to Merriam-Webster, to eavesdrop, you hide yourself and listen in on a private conversation. I’m certainly not hiding myself, and if the speakers think this is … Continue reading

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Bonkers

Bonkers Time for another cat bio. Bonkers was bonkers, that much is true. Now she had come into my life in that haphazard yet predestined way of many animals. Kit and Caboodle, litter-mates, had been with me for thirteen years … Continue reading

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The Great Molasses Flood

The Great Molasses Flood On January 15, 1919, 95 years ago, there was a disastrous flood in Boston. But it was not a flood of water, it was a flood of molasses. Can you even imagine gallons of molasses coursing … Continue reading

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Lines

Lines “Make a list of your associations to the word ‘lines,’” read the writing prompt in “The Awe-Manac,” by Jill Badonsky. It was to be a rapid fire listing, and here is mine exactly as it developed. First thought: in … Continue reading

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Pistachios

Pistachios Pistachios are one thing all my kids and I like and have liked from an early age. For me it began at about age six when I could go up the hill to Fordy White’s, the drugstore. He had … Continue reading

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