Category Archives: Daily life

Good Thing I’m Retired… Sort Of

Today is Memorial Day in the US, so before I dig into the weekly topic, I’d like to express my thanks to the American men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation. Without … Continue reading

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No Worries, There’s Always Tomorrow

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “If you had to have a theme song what song would you pick, and why?”  I figured that my theme song ought to tell something about me. There are two personal traits I tend to show … Continue reading

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Baby, Baby, Baby

(Now you may have James Brown stuck in your head, as I do.) Here I go again, another topic attributed to me where I have no idea why I proposed it.  Have you ever had an encounter with a baby … Continue reading

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Call Me, I’ll Be Afraid, But Just Call Me

  I have a strange phenomenon in my neighborhood. There are a few dogs and cats that come into my yard who let me talk to them, and even start to approach them, but if I say their names, they … Continue reading

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Guest: Writer/Narrator Julia Valentine

Julia Valentine, a.k.a., “Miss Worm” I met Julia online when we were on live chats. We were of the same mind about some matters, and we are both cat lovers; (we teamed up on one chatter who dared to disparage … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

Well, actually, it’s Good Friday, but I let myself store too many things in what would be used as a ‘guest’ room, and a few weeks ago my 18-year-old grandkid found that where she was staying was not working out … Continue reading

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… And They All Lived Happily Ever After

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “What’s your favorite feel good movie?” I’ve mentioned that I don’t really watch a lot of movies, so whenever the topic refers to them, I need to spend a lot of time thinking. For this post, … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Bloggers

Our resident hound asked, “What characteristics make for an interesting blog? Do you regularly read many/any blogs (besides this one)? Why or why not?” I read several blogs, though probably not as consistently as I would like. The main issue … Continue reading

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You Can’t Put a Square…

What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your storylines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block?  When I finally sit myself down, keys to the board, I fly away writing.  If I get … Continue reading

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Personal Growth

Do you garden at all?  When I was in Colorado, I had a townhouse. It had a fair-sized yard, but the back was two-thirds deck and the rest was generally shady, which was great for the kids playing, but not great … Continue reading

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