Monthly Archives: January 2014

Where The Country Mouse Lived

When one is new, or relatively new to an area, the most dreaded of all questions inevitably is asked, “And where are you from ?” Oh boy. You just had to ask, didn’t you?  The answer is, “pretty much everywhere”, … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Long Time Passing…

January 27, 1973 marked a significant day in history for Baby Boomers.  On this day, the Paris Peace Accords were signed, thus formally ending United States involvement in the Vietnam War. It would be two more months before the last … Continue reading

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Downtown Granny

My son and I were cleaning the seventy-two clams he and my grandson had dug that morning at our local beach, and as we worked together, our conversation turned to some tiny gold scissors I had brought into the kitchen … Continue reading

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Don’t Want To Ride That Carp

I wish someone had left detailed directions for finding our family’s old fishing holes. There were so many, and each was within an hour’s drive of our home, located somewhere in that grassy rolling land between town and foothills of … Continue reading

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Let The Peach Wars Begin

“We are in this fight to win, and if you don’t mean it, or aren’t willing to give it everything you’ve got, get out and go home!” That was my brother’s opening speech and call to arms every summer at … Continue reading

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Reach High, Reach Far

We all were in the kitchen making Margherita pizza, one of the family favorites, and as trains of thought meandered this way and that, discussions pinging off each mile post along the way, someone mentioned the unlimited career choices available … Continue reading

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Let’s Skin That Dinosaur

I was thinking about the importance of words, and how we want to be perfectly understood, all the while understanding imperfectly. And it is not just semantics or definitions of words; there is so much more, especially if one has … Continue reading

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