Category Archives: lifestyles

Games…Sigh

Favorite game to play as a child? As an adult? We were a game-playing family when I was growing up; I think in the 50s and 60s just about everyone was. When I was really young we lived in an … Continue reading

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Poor Relations

I used to say that I liked to read everything but romance, but falling in with the Hound, Foxes and their friends changed that. I narrowed it down to say that I enjoyed everything but Regency, and now I have … Continue reading

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Savoring the Great Outdoors

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you have favorite spots in nature, such as a view, the woods, a sea or lake shore?” First, let me begin by stating that if it weren’t for the fact that fresh air is good … Continue reading

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My Private Getaway

Our resident hound asked us to describe a favorite place to “escape” and explain why it draws us there. After thinking about it, I decided that my escape hatch is right here in my condo – it’s my basement sewing … Continue reading

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Demolition Blues

Our Wednesday Fox asked,  “If you could remodel/redecorate any room in your house which room would you choose and what would you do to it?” I purchased my present home one year ago, and since this building is 25 years … Continue reading

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KISS Your Bios

Months ago I offered this question:Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes? Once again, my fellow bloggers here added a fresh element that I did not foresee, in as much as most addressed ‘biographies’ in … Continue reading

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Who’s the Oddball?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about three times when family members caught me daydreaming. I realized I tend to provide a great deal of entertainment for my relatives, so I posed this question to my follow bloggers: “Do you … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Stronger Than Dirt

“What are some challenges you’ve encountered that you were unsure you could handle but then surprised yourself?” Where do I start??? It seems that every time I have thought, “I don’t know how that person did that/does that, I could … Continue reading

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These Feet Were Made for Walkin’

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have your footwear choices changed as your life, or lifestyle, has changed?” The short answer for me is: Not really. I’ve never been able to wear fashionable shoes. It’s always been a matter of function over … Continue reading

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