Monthly Archives: November 2012

Just One Thing After Another . . . Gratitude

Last week I waited in line at the PO next to an elderly gentleman who was buying a money order. Something wasn’t right so he moved to an open window where a manager could help him. I overheard their conversation- … Continue reading

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Surprises and a Fitting End

This past week was National Short Story Week and as I mentioned earlier I planned to celebrate by reading some short story collections. I did and had some nice surprises along the way. The first surprise was the absolutely wonderful … Continue reading

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National Short Story Week

It’s National Short Story Week!  When I was in high school we didn’t really study short stories, but I remember reading a lot of Edgar Allan Poe on my own. Several years ago one of my Rowdy Readers, Betty, was … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day and a Shout Out to Dad

When I was growing up, Dad didn’t say much about his years in the Army. “First and only time I was on a boat and I ended up in Korea!” It took 21 days to get there, 16 to return home … Continue reading

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“Live in the layers, not on the litter.”

“Live in the layers, not on the litter.” ~ Stanley Kunitz, 1905-2006, American Poet; Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress – 1997, 2000 My friend Butch shook his finger at me and waved  his arms, his raspy voice … Continue reading

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