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Get Off My Lawn!

“Hey, kid…………get off my lawn!!”  When I was growing up, our block had a man who shouted a variation of this from his front porch, over and over, on a daily basis. He lived...

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Small Fish, Big Catch

When we were first married, my husband and I lived in a very small town.  One of my friends there had four children — three girls and a boy — all very young and...

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Cupcakes

When I saw a specialty cupcake store go into a strip mall not far away, I thought it’d never be a success.  Apparently I underestimated the love of sweets in the area because month...

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Still Crazy After All These Years

I was lucky enough to see Paul Simon in concert the other night.  The arena was packed to the rafters and his performance was amazing — several days later, I’m still feeling slightly amped...

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Thank You, Anne

A fictional short story that I wrote last year received recognition in three different places.  It was published in a book that was a regional anthology of short stories and poetry, it was included...

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When Plenty Isn’t Enough

One of my favorite Winnie the Pooh stories takes place when Pooh visits his good friend, Rabbit, and practically eats him out of house and home. Pooh comes in through the rabbit hole doorway and...

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Finding My Way

I spent last week at Cape Disappointment, the desolate, wind blown place where the vast Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean. Cape Disappointment is the place where Lewis and Clark ended their journey...

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Alphabet Friends

A friend of mine from high school referred to another person from those days, as her “alphabet friend” — meaning that their last names started with the same letter and they had lockers next...

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Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number

Last week we were camping at a beautiful state park and went off to explore a nearby town for the day.  We discovered a marvelous shop that featured a large selection of candy that I...

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Beetles and Hornets and Ants, Oh My!

  Last week I saw what looked like some flying ants inside, on one of the windows.  I knew they weren’t termites — my husband and I lived in the deep south for a...

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