Category Archives: childhood

A LOOOONNNNGGGG Road-trip

Stuck in a minivan, and I’m not allowed to drive By Jeff Salter First of all, I can’t believe this was my topic. What was I thinking? Secondly, I really hate traveling when I can’t drive — there’s nothing to … Continue reading

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Eye-Witness to a Bank Robbery

…And the Resulting Gun Battle in a Small Town By Jeff Salter Hardly had we begun our stroll down the narrow streets of this time-forgotten town in the arid southwestern desert… when out of the small local bank burst four … Continue reading

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Watch the Watch Watcher

This week’s topic is “Time…are you a clock-watcher?” and yes, it was my idea. I’ve been attracted to the concept of time since I was young. As soon as I knew how to tell time, I wanted a bed-time…and I … Continue reading

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Bases Covered, More or Less

We have been asked to talk about when we were children and the ‘dream jobs’ hoped to get when we grew up. When I was very, very young, all I wanted to be was a wife and mother. Santa brought … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…

This week we’ve been asked to describe the jobs we dreamed about when we were children. Almost two years ago (the week of February 23, 2015 to be exact), the topic was childhood dreams. I went back and read my … Continue reading

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Hot Water Soup

We are discussing our favorite cold-weather drinks this week and that is a hard choice. Right now, I have been drinking a lot of coffee. I only drink coffee in cool weather. My absolute favorite is Kenyan Arabica, which I … Continue reading

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High-Balling* to the New Year

We were to be discussing memorable New Year’s Eves, ones that stick out in our memories. You don’t want to hear about those. I had a few full of tears, but worse, a few full of hopes, a few full … Continue reading

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