Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Alice”: Holding On To Tradition

As Thanksgiving approaches I think of Thanksgivings past.  I especially think of my brother Jimmy, one of my best friends from my childhood Phyllis, and Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”.  Although we don’t call or see each other often I know the three … Continue reading

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The End

Regardless of how we want stories to end, believable is most satisfying: when it ends the way we don’t want it to, but the way it has to, when the reader has to struggle with acceptance that the fairytale ending … Continue reading

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Stuck Letting Go

I ran into Alexis the other day.  After catching up some, the conversation turned to Michael, as it always does.  The last either of us heard, four days earlier, was his status post “Plane delayed.  Just Chilin in the airport”. … Continue reading

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Country Smells

I have always found reading prompts me to write.  Blogs are just perfect for this because they are short.  I hate when I am beginning a novel and can’t get through the first page without needing to write.  After all … Continue reading

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The Family Weighs In

THE FAMILY MEAL What should be keeping us together is killing us! Welcome to “The Family Meal.” The issue of childhood overweight and obesity is the results of the combination of an unhealthy diet and sedentary behavior.  Based on evidence … Continue reading

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the kids…

As a mother, social networking serves as a tool to keep track of the children except when the children get lazy updating their stats. Michael’s plane is delayed and he’s “just chilling at the airport”. Well, that was Monday night … Continue reading

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Where the Love Is

It was more than Vince and Michael prodding me to write, yesterday George’s post was about procrastination and that uneasy feeling came over me.  It was like letters, not words were beneath my skin jumping up and down trying to … Continue reading

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