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And The Oscar for Best Performance in a Dickens Tragedy Goes To…My Dog

  Dogs are man’s best friends and devoted companions.  And if they had fingers, most of us would be wrapped around their littlest one. Our dog, Sally, is a master manipulator.  Here’s a typical evening at home. We live out … Continue reading

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My Dad Has No Rhythm, Yet He Remains The Master Of The Dance

This post was my Father’s Day gift to my Dad several years ago.  It had the honor of being Freshly Pressed and remains one of my (and my readers) favorites. My Dad sired 9 children. He then topped that accomplishment … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Hands

Today’s post is a replay of one I wrote several years ago.  I may have said it before, but the sentiment is everlasting: I love you, Mom.   I have my mother’s hands.   That’s not something I’ve ever taken as a … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring Melon-Ball Doohickeys

The other day I was scrubbing a cookie sheet that had gone from gun-metal gray to mottled brown from years of hard use.  I couldn’t tell if what I was attacking was cleanable dirt, or if cooking alchemy had transformed … Continue reading

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Last Minute Gift Ideas To Keep You From Being Ebenezer Screwed

Christmas time is here again.  Tis the season for celebrating old traditions.  Around this blog, that means dusting off posts of Christmas past, posts that are staler than re-gifted fruitcake.  Enjoy.  Christmas is only a couple of days away.  The … Continue reading

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Little Red Hen’s Christmas Joy

Christmas time is here again.  Tis the season for celebrating old traditions.  Around this blog, that means dusting off posts of Christmas past, posts that are more stale than re-gifted fruitcake.  Enjoy.    Once upon a time,  Little Red Hen lived in a … Continue reading

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A Toilet Paper Roll-er Coaster Ride Through My Brain

It’s time again for a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride through my brain.  Hang on. Men and women do not see the same world. Men tend to be linear thinkers who concentrate on one job until it is done.  Women multitask … Continue reading

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