a trumpet sounds

My son is having a love affair with Mrs. Jones. It’s been going on for 8.5 years, since he was the tender age of 19. He’s spent an untold amount of money on her. Not just thousands of dollars… tens of thousands of dollars and she’s still a gaudy, low-down, hot mess. I don’t like […]

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Holidays with Dani: an overdue update

Thanksgiving with Dani went even better than I hoped. We were a little concerned at first. It rained on the way to our daughter’s so there was a possibility Asta and Dani would be inside, with all the people. It wasn’t a big group… around 9 people, in and out during the day. Among us […]

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No rime or reason

Northern people, those of you accustomed to ice and snow, don’t forget your family and friends in subtropical climes.  On the rare occasion we experience cold weather – freezing temperatures, ice, sleet, hail, a dusting of snow – we are rendered helpless. Rime on the windows is enough to halt all activities. If it weren’t […]

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Trial run

Clearly, I don’t understand the concept that a Mulligan is a one-time redo, not a two-week hiatus. Bygones… Dani’s updates are encouraging. During the day, she’s letting me closer without running away. At night I’m still her side chick, and if she feels particularly anxious and Mister isn’t around, she does look for comfort and […]

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Longhand

For several years, I’ve kept a Bullet Journal. The format has changed a lot. I started with a layout that was rudimentary and stark, soon morphing it into something that would take me a few hours to set up each week’s pages. I used sticker, and colored pens and highlighters, elaborate graphics, page tabs. I […]

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Fore!

I declare Thursday as my NaBloPoMo mulligan.  Mulligan – golf term: the chance to replay one’s last shot; a do-over for a badly hit shot. Sat down about 7 o’clock to watch the news and next thing I knew it was 2 a.m. I’m like a shark. If shark stops swimming, it drowns and dies. […]

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