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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Thingamabobs

This week, one of the foxes asked, “What’s your favorite gadget?” Merriam-Webster defines gadget as “an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty.” Since I don’t cook, clean, or garden, … Continue reading

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A Rumble on the horizon

Some people look forward to crocuses popping through the soil or the buds forming on the trees. Others notice the animals shedding their extra hair preparing for the warmer temperatures. I appreciate the warmer temperatures of spring and the ease … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home

It’s fitting that I write this post from Florida whose weather happens to be the exact opposite of Michigan’s today. The weather here is flirting with record highs in the high eighties while back home in Michigan, the wind chill … Continue reading

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Packing My Bags

This week’s topic is one that I posed: Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going? Here in the northern part of the country, much of the conversation is centered around the … Continue reading

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(Not a) Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On

This week we are asked if we have ever experienced an earthquake or other natural disaster. Fortunately, my experiences with such phenomena have been limited to near-misses or lucky outcomes. As for earthquakes, the only one that was truly earth-shaking … Continue reading

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I’m Cool, Man

This week’s question: How do you keep cool during the dog days of summer? A/C! When I was a kid, growing up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, we didn’t have air conditioning; no one I knew had central A/C. There … Continue reading

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When you have nothing to say …

Happy Monday you wonderful readers! Today is the 30 June, which is the 181st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year. It’s also Meteor Watch Day. Go figure … Continue reading

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After the Storm

In light of all the varied horrific weather events we’ve seen, here and abroad, in the recent past, I decided to dust off an older poem which (to me) captures a tiny slice of the experience one faces after the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Tornadoes

Some of you may recall my January 15, I think it was, post about Strangers on a Train where I told about my friend falling in love on a train trip through Europe. Well, yesterday, his home was one of … Continue reading

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MEL – LAX – MEL

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine Free week this week, and after everyone’s effort last week, I wanted to make more of an effort this week. Did you … Continue reading

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