Monthly Archives: February 2016

February

February February  —what’s not to like?  It’s a short month with lots of notable days: Ground Hog Day, Chinese New Year, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, Edison’s birthday, Chinese New Year, Lincoln’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, Washington’s birthday, Black … Continue reading

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Only Child

Only Child Sibling rivalry is something I never experienced. I was an only child, or as one of my own children once mistakenly, but all too accurately, expressed it, “a lonely child.” He was more right than he would ever … Continue reading

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Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey It’s the Year of the Monkey, and that reminds me: I’ve  always wanted a monkey. I’m sure it’s because my father used to tell wonderful stories about a pet monkey he had while stationed in the … Continue reading

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Free Play

Free Play As a kid, in the forties, you looked out the window, and if you saw kids playing in the street, you ran out to join them.  You were not allowed to knock on a door or ring a … Continue reading

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Olio

Olio Olio: a miscellaneous collection. Synonym: hodgepodge. This short word with its three vowels is very often used in crossword puzzles. Please pardon today’s olio. All of a sudden we have the word “hater.” Now I hear it all the … Continue reading

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