Monthly Archives: June 2012

Small Traditions

Every spring, close to Memorial Day, my husband and I get flowers for all of the pots and window boxes. He tells me the flowers don’t matter to him. It is an untruth. One year he chose most of the … Continue reading

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Early Morning

We get up pretty early here on Hippy Hill. I like mornings the best. When I was young, wild, and free, the bright lights of big city nights were my favorite. Now I enjoy the quiet beginning of a brand … Continue reading

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Visitors: Intruders v. Guests

I live in an area that is beautiful in the summer, a region people like to visit. I am not a hostess. Typically, I do not enjoy prolonged social interaction. There are exceptions. The Exceptions know who they are. I … Continue reading

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Contemplating Joe

My brother, Joe, is 6 years younger than me. When he was a brand new infant, fresh from the hospital, I wanted to take the umbilical cord remnant off his belly button because it marred my, otherwise perfect, baby brother. … Continue reading

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Annie’s Pride

We stopped at Annie’s today. It’s a sweet, little spot.

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Don’t Pee on the Electric Fence

Don’t Pee on the Electric Fence.

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Nothing Special

The bigger they are the harder they fall. An area business leader, highly visible in the community and on many boards, was arrested yesterday by the DEA for narcotics possession with intent to distribute. He thought he was pretty special. … Continue reading

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Strong Similarities

I try every single day to keep my ego in check. I like to be right but not to the degree that I am willing to allow my passions to steamroll logic. Yesterday, I had a little lapse. I visited a … Continue reading

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