Author: Mary Kunkel

Old Friends

Paul Simon wrote a beautiful song called “Old Friends”. I thought of it when I got an email from someone in my hometown and she signed her letter, “Your Childhood Friend”.  What a sweet,...

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Looking Over My Shoulder

  The house where I grew up was sold last year. I know this because someone who was in high school with me is a realtor in my northern Wisconsin hometown of Eagle River...

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The Aura of Aurora Avenue

I was at one of those big box grocery stores the other morning. It was pouring rain. Not the normal misty rain that Seattle normally gets in the winter. It was a downpour. I...

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I resolve…………………..

Our newspaper yesterday had a piece about New Year’s resolutions. Don’t make a plan to go to the gym, go on a diet, or walk five miles a day. You could easily end up...

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Correction

Correction

If you get my posts via email, apologies to Trevor Noah. Thanks, Billie Tveit, for pointing out I turned his first and last names around. Definitely not the first time I’ve done that. If...

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Names, Names………..

I heard Trevor Noah talking about the rap artist Lizzo, describing how she changed a word in a song when she discovered it was objectionable. His point: Hers is a different generation. She wasn’t...

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GOOOOALL!!!!!!!!!!

Every four years I become a soccer fan. I unabashedly love the World Cup. I’m not such a fanatic that I get up to see games that start at 2 AM in my time...

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Triple A

My husband’s mother got a lot of things confused, even before she was diagnosed with dementia. She made us laugh when one time she very seriously said my husband’s cousin had “joined Triple A”....

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Sister Love

I ran through the woods with my sister chasing me. I was six years old, she was seventeen. I laughed and charged wildly along the trails, dodging branches and rocks, loving the game until...

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September Camping Notes

Camping Notes: September 2022 Just because a restaurant in a beach town advertises it has the best fish and chips on the coast, doesn’t mean it’s true. It turns out miniature rubber chickens are...

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