100 Word Challenge: Guilt

I had this whole post planned. I was going to congratulate all last week’s participants and say how great their submissions were, especially since I stifled them with the prohibition of using the letter D. They all wrote seamlessly. If you didn’t know they couldn’t use that letter, you would not have missed it. Then… something happened […]

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100 Word Challenge: Trouble

Double red flags during Tropical Storm Lee

Hurricane Michael heads toward the Florida Gulf Coast and we expect it to make landfall as a Category 2 or 3 storm somewhere between Panama City and Apalachicola sometime Wednesday morning. The projected target area is about 45-50 miles southwest of where I live. We chose not to leave, being just outside of the cone […]

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Friendship tour

“I don’t want to keep fighting you.” “That’s hard to believe after that conniption you just had.” “You don’t even know these people.” “I’ve known some of them for 10 years. I’ve seen them get married, have kids, have grandkids. Don’t tell me I don’t know them.” “You’ve never actually met them in person.” “I […]

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I’ll stand with you

safety pin bracelet

This week has been a shameful “Come to Jesus” time for me. With the changing of the U.S. presidency, a harsh truth became too obvious to rationalize as not as bad as news reports say. We are a nation where it is dangerous to be a Person of Color, a member of the LGBTQA community, […]

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100 Word Challenge: Wine

wine dinner table

For the past few years, a friend and I have attended monthly wine pairing dinners hosted by a local chef/owner of a boutique kitchen shop. During the dinner, the host prepares a three-course meal and a different wine is paired with each course. I have learned about “terrior” and “umani.” I’ve tasted wines from every region of […]

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100 Word Challenge: Clan

margarita on the rocks

Yesterday was Tuesday. Taco Tuesday to be more precise, and of secondary importance, my birthday. Midway through my birthday week, and it is progressing nicely. On Saturday, my daughter and I went to a Bloody Mary Festival where the garnishes were as important as the libation. On Sunday we went to an art show where […]

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