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Cowed by the Roads

Cowed by the Roads

I have had more near-death experiences in Ireland than in any other country and I’ve been there for a grand total of 4 months of my life. It’s the roads and the people driving them, not the cows, that I blame.

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

If you read Dear Abby even rarely, you've come across a Pennies from Heaven anecdote. Somebody dies. Somebody who misses the dead person lives and finds a penny. Maybe the penny is from the year of the dead person's birth, death or wedding--first kiss--last...

Affection Trumps Infarction

Affection Trumps Infarction

I must hand it to dreams--sometimes they know what they are doing. The last couple of nights I've had the funniest anxiety dreams, so finely crafted, so detail-oriented, so nuanced that I couldn't (and certainly won't now) articulate a mixed-up miasma of complicated...

Checking the list

Checking the list

Just glanced at a list I made for a recent trip: checkbooks legal pad of joy knitting That pretty much sums it up except I forgot the checkbooks, I knit perhaps 3 rows the entire weekend and the legal pad had a few more worry lines added to it. Par for the course....

Holier than I

Holier than I

I just finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, with assists from her husband Steven Hoppe and daughter Camille Kingsolver. It's the sort of book that makes me feel smug and superior compared to people who eat at McDonald's and slovenly and...

Funeral Festivities

Funeral Festivities

I suspect it's bad form to think about funerals just before a plane trip, but I went to a service for a 93 year-old neighbor today so it makes sense to me. A friend and I made a solemn if semi-senile vow there that we'd attend each other's funeral. Something tells me...

What I Want

What I Want

is a medal. It doesn't have to be fancy or engraved or even made out of metal. No strings attached necessary. No ribbons. No ceremony. No podium. Just a medal.   For doing the dishes. And folding the laundry. And putting most of the laundry away in drawers....

Mountain Meals

Mountain Meals

I have been to the mountains and I didn't want to leave. No cell phone coverage. No internet. Sky--lots of it. Also more maple syrup than I technically needed, but that's Highland County's thing, so can't really argue with it. It won't make me popular at Monterey's...

Confidence

Confidence

I have no confidence in my scrambled eggs. It is a sad truth. Also I am lazy and scrambling eggs seems like much too much work for breakfast. Other people in my house take the time to jazz up the eggs with veggies and cheese and bacon and sausage which makes the eggs...

The Key and I

The Key and I

Don't have the key to happiness or peace or prosperity. But I do have the key to my daughter's car that I had lost--the key--not the car. Here is a case where "Use it or lose it!" isn't quite accurate. I used it--drove the car around town ever so slightly with her out...

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