Monthly Archives: August 2011

Furious Pace

These are the things that are occupying my thoughts today: The Crusher, which destroys perfectly good equipment and supplies in Afghanistan when our troops are preparing to depart, rather than ship the gear back to the States. A friend’s son … Continue reading

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Deficient Descendants

There has been a repeating theme running through my life lately, like Seinfeld in therapy. I’m noticing a lot of wah-wah whiners, who want to blame their parents for the deficiencies in their adult lives. The majority of the malcontents … Continue reading

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Wild Life

We have bird feeders that began as my little project only to be stolen from me by my husband. In the beginning, I had one pretty little feeder for song birds then my husband bought another for sunflower seeds and, … Continue reading

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Daughters Learn

When my mother died, one of the first thoughts I had was, “Thank Gawd we were speaking.” This paints a misleading picture of my relationship with Mum. The fact is there were rare instances (two) when we did not speak. … Continue reading

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Lemon Cake with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

For only the second time, in my whole life, I was sad to see my oldest and dearest friend leave. The first time was when we were 14. I stood on the sidewalk in front of her old house while … Continue reading

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Borrowing Dad

My oldest and dearest friend came here and surprised me yesterday. I LOVED seeing her, LOVED it. I am reclusive but there are a few people who will always be welcome no matter where I am or what I’m doing. … Continue reading

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Inhuman State

Last week we made a trip to our state capitol for licensure renewal. The office we visited is on the campus of a repurposed mental health, long-term care, facility. I remember when the facility was to be shut down and … Continue reading

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