Category Archives: It’s all about me!

Sweet Basil Dreams

As I peeled apart the clear hard-plastic container, I got my first whiff. A small trickle of nearly forgotten memories started to slowly twirl around in the farthest reaches of my mind. The scent intensified as I pulled the crumpled … Continue reading

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This Summer: A Manifesto

School let out a week ago and I’ve been a little at loose ends as I don’t teach during the summer.  I have a huge lists of projects that need doing, but somehow I’m not terribly inspired to get started.  … Continue reading

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A Most Colorful Mother’s Day

We like traditions in our family.  We have one for each and every holiday you can imagine as well as some holidays we made up that aren’t as well known.  For Mother’s Day, our tradition has always been to let … Continue reading

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A Sweet Tradition

A couple weeks ago, I set a loose goal for myself to bake some sort of bread about once a week. I had no particular reason to do this…it was just one of those things. (What? You don’t get crazy … Continue reading

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Of Cake and Song

I come from a family of singers. So it was really no big surprise when I answered my phone last Thursday morning and was greeting with a rousing rendition of song. This went on all day long. Interspersed among happy … Continue reading

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Blue Moon

Shaun and I were snuggled in our bed, he with his iPad and I with my kindle. I was deeply engrossed my novel when I was abruptly pulled from my tale. I sighed, thinking Shaun was getting ready to regale … Continue reading

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Of Worms and Dads

Every time I look at the home screen on my phone, I have to smile. The photo is of a chubby two- year-old hand proudly holding up a wriggling worm. This, of course, makes me think of my dad. Now … Continue reading

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Morning Time

My dog Sam has an uncanny sense of time. Every morning he feels the need to wake me up just to let me know that my alarm will be going off in exactly fifteen minutes. He starts out with a … Continue reading

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The T-shirt to Prove It

You can generally pick out the runners in a crowd.  They are usually the lean, muscular, athletic looking ones.  If the looks alone didn’t tip you off, you can usually spot them by the T-shirts they love to wear.  You … Continue reading

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Not So Foolish April

This morning the dogs woke me up.  They were whining to go outside much earlier than I wanted to get up.  (Granted, one could hardly fault the dogs, as it was a few hours later than I usually am up, … Continue reading

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