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500 Miles

I just got back from driving from here on the eastern side of the state to the coast on the far west — 500 miles, just like the folk song.  More trains than I...

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Vacation

I am so appreciative of those of you who subscribe to my blog and read my postings every day — I love writing them and your support is very affirming. I’m going to be...

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Failed Windows

Groupon offered a great deal so I broke down and hired a small company to wash our windows — it was a luxury and made me feel pretty fancy. When the two guys arrived,...

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Libraries

A man said to me as an election for increased library funding approached, “Why would I vote for that?  When I want a book I just go out and buy it.”  I was dumbstruck....

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Joe Btfsplk

People of a certain age will remember Joe Btfsplk as the character in the Lil’ Abner cartoon who walked around with a constant rain cloud over his head.  I thought of him the other...

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To Be or Not To Be

When my husband’s mother started down the long road of dementia, she would say aloud over and over “to be or not to be”.  She said it so much that she came to be...

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Too Much Information??

People where I live tend to be outgoing to the extent that might be considered inappropriate in some areas. I don’t mean “have a nice day” or “how’re you doing” — I’m talking about...

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Yellow Jacket Trap

Every year I hang up those yellow plastic hornet traps.  Some years they have ended up being so full they need emptying midway through the summer but the past couple of years there have...

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Block Party

I’ve lived in this house for twenty-seven years and was frustrated about not knowing people right up the street — so I invited everyone to a pot luck and asked my accordion-playing neighbor to...

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House Inspection

One of my friends recently sold her house and the folks who bought her place in the country contacted her shortly after the closing, voicing concern over an odd noise that the washing machine...

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