Author: Mary Kunkel

Sobering Thoughts

When a woman I know called to tell me her husband had died, my first impulse was to breathe a sigh of relief. At home he was a mean man, who liked to yank...

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Naivete

I read Pete Buttigieig’s memoir, “The Shortest Way Home” and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was surprised, because a lot of the time I don’t like books about politics but his was different. It was...

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Home is……………

A couple of nights ago, I zipped over to a nearby barbecue takeout restaurant to bring home dinner. The place was empty and while I ordered, I somehow ended up hearing about the personal...

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Life on the Edge

A recent issue of Harpers had an article about the large number of marginalized people who live in a remote area of southern Colorado. Disenfranchised? I’m not sure that’s an appropriate word, unless it’s...

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In the Footsteps

“Ma’am, that dog looks just like a little fox.” I looked down at my puppy and agreed. This man, my husband, our dog and I were visiting the Sacajawea State Park Interpretive Center near...

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Out With the Old

I grew up with an ancient set of Encyclopedia Brittanica and whined whenever my parents suggested I consult it. “It’s old,” I complained. “The copyright is something like 1930.”  Partly that was true. The...

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Bacon, by any other name………

I’m not overly fond of bacon, partly because I can’t stand how the smell gets in my hair when it’s cooking but here’s how we came to have it this morning: I recently had a...

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Singin’………Just Singin’…….

Last Friday we went out to eat in a small town just north of where we live, a down-to-earth place that’s known mostly for skills concerning farming, firearms and barrel racing.  The people in...

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Travel Clothes

When I got home from my Spanish class on Friday, I realized that I had left my favorite jacket in the classroom at the community college.  Frantic, I texted the teacher to see if...

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Easter Lilies

Last week I walked into a supermarket and just inside the door was a huge display of Easter Lilies.  I buried my nose in the first one at face level and immediately was transported...

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