Rocky Road

Besides being a clever name for an ice cream flavor, the term can mean literally a road with rocks on it or, metaphorically, a difficult endeavor. In my case, my latest caper could encompass all three. If you substitute pie for the ice cream. It all started on a sunny…

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Summer’s Here!

Memorial Day has come and gone, which signals to my body and brain that the warmth of the earth is now circling around my little homestead in the mountains. The rain stopped (for awhile anyway) and as the sun shines down, the humidity has decreased and it is so comfortable…

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lazy day

############################# You know the day. For me, it is almost always raining. The kind of rain that drizzles, then pours, then stops, then starts again all day long. The sun is in hiding. On this day, I never even get dressed. I expect no knocks on the door nor do…

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Scribble Sisters Blog

Yes, it is NOT Tuesday, but I wanted to share some treasure with you. Below you will find the link to The Official Blog of the Asheville Women Writers Co-operative, aka The Scribble Sisters. Our first story has been posted and is ready for you to enjoy, relate to and…

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Letters From the Home Front

—————–#####################—————– Writing letters has become unfashionable, passé, archaic. This form of communication has been replaced by a telephone in one’s pocket, often spoken or tersely texted. Via email if one needs to be verbose. How will our biographies ever be written? Imagine the details of Gandhi’s life recorded from such…

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Here’s to Your Health

=======================+======================= Once again, it is “Check Your Meds Day.” The yearly visit, paid for and heartily endorsed by Medicare, to the primary care physician to make sure I am still alive. Each year I visit, I extoll the virtues of my lifestyle just before I pull out the list of…

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Eclipse This

It was meant to be the event of a lifetime. In our house, there was consideration over the best possible spot to set up the telescope for seeing what is called totality, where the body of the moon covers the entire sun. Atmospheric charts were consulted to determine which U.S….

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The Oh! in Older

************************************************************* Though I am comparably new to this aging game, I feel one instinctively knows when the declining pep portion of life begins. It’s all about the vocalizations. And the vocalizations accompany every movement…just about. Perhaps more often as one’s lifespan stretches on. It seems those grunts, groans, oofs, wah?s,…

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Take the Tour

======================<<< : >>>===================== Every once in a while it’s fun to play tourist in your own town. When my husband and I lived in Houston, the downtown area was a 30-minute drive away from home. We (along with friends) would stay at a hotel downtown for a weekend to take…

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These Are Your Options

————— < – > ————— My husband and I went furniture shopping over the weekend. I knew what I wanted when we set foot in the stadium-sized store we had chosen to visit. Like any good store, a sales person greeted us, asked what we were searching for and then…

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