Author: Mary Kunkel

Here, Kitty, Kitty………..

  Just over a month ago I was greeted by this cat meowing loudly at our back door. I opened it to get a better look and he muscled his way into the kitchen,...

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Shot? Or Not?

The first thing I did after getting my second Covid-19 vaccine was to schedule some dental work I’d been delaying. The second was to make a trip to Costco. I’ve been using curbside pickup...

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Travels with Posy

My husband’s mother treasured a large marble bust a friend had brought her from Paris in the 1950’s. “Poesie” was white, delicately featured and wore a leafy garland around her head. She was what...

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High Desert Wind

  I wrote this a year and a half ago after a trip through central Oregon and, after submitting it to a place that has published some other stuff of mine, was told this...

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Fancy Fotos

I was looking through a box of old photos and found a studio shot of my husband’s cousin, her yearbook picture from high school or college. I immediately texted her to say I had...

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Adult Ed

I’m taking a new online Spanish class taught by a man who owns a language school in another city. Ordinarily he teaches in person and because of Covid, he cannot. I’ve been learning Spanish...

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Look Homeward, Angel

  I was going through a box of old stuff, and there she was. Again. An angel, hand-fashioned of clay and baked hard, her skirt a smooth bell, with the ringer attached by an...

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Self Talk

As a kid, I talked to myself a lot. I still do. I also talk to trees and other plants, I lecture spiders who have the audacity to turn up uninvited in the bathtub,...

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Luna in Love

Luna’s in love. She likes everyone, but is completely head over heels for our UPS driver. Adam is a lovely person and he does bring her a dog biscuit when he stops, but her...

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Gratitude

About a week before Thanksgiving we received a large manila envelope in the mail. Inside were specially cut pieces of construction paper in a variety of colors, along with “instructions” from one of our...

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