Author: Mary Kunkel

Flutter By, Butterfly

Earlier this week, the screen in my kitchen window was honored to be the guest host for the birth of a beautiful yellow and black Swallowtail Butterfly. I would have liked to have been...

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Wishin’ and Hopin’

I just came back from my morning walk. I had my iPod set to shuffle and things started out pretty upbeat because most of the songs I have downloaded have a good, fast pace...

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Comma Conundrum

Early in my blogging, I wrote a post about a tough talking, ex-Mafia dude from New Jersey who was in school at a community college here and struggling through a freshman English class.  I...

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Hey There, Princess

I was in a used book store the other day.  It happened to be a busy place at that particular time of day and the proprietor had several stacks of books that various people...

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Name That Dog

When I was growing up, I desperately wanted pets. My three siblings had had dogs before I was born and by the time I came along a lot later, my parents were finished with...

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Being Loved

I’ve known several people that have gotten mad about a real or even a perceived slight and made a conscious decision to stay angry — for years and sometimes even forever.  People make mistakes....

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Jive Talkin’

I remember the sitcom episode where Jerry Seinfeld was dating a woman that he described as a “low talker” — and somehow not understanding her words, he agreed to wear a ridiculous, ruffled pirate...

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

When my middle son was born, there was another baby boy born just hours later.  It was a small hospital in eastern Kentucky, babies weren’t kept in the same room as the mother back...

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Growing Pains

The other day when I was out for breakfast with a friend, I ran into a woman whom I hadn’t seen in quite a while.  She’s someone who is well known for being extremely...

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Break a Leg

A short story that I wrote was accepted for an edition of a publication called Railtown Almanac and it’s being launched this weekend during an annual event called Get Lit here in the city...

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