Monthly Archives: April 2014

An Alarming Desire

Spotting the fire alarm, an impulse rises. What makes a rule-follower yearn to rebel? I pull it. Time freezes; the automated scream shatters me, down to my goody two shoes. Hundreds appear, freed from tests and haiku. Of course, I … Continue reading

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  In response to the Gargleblaster challenge, I had 42 words to answer, “Tell me something, old friend, why are you fighting?”

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Birthday on the Brooklyn Bridge

Until recently, it hadn’t occurred to me to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but once I heard about it, I immediately placed it on my bucket list. That same day, my husband asked me how I would like to celebrate … Continue reading

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Attack of the killer squirrel

A final basement sunflower update? It doesn’t look like the last of my basement sunflower buds is going to make it to a full sixth flower. The plant, which was the largest and strongest, did well with the transfer outdoors … Continue reading

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The Angel of Grafton Street

On Grafton Street in white and gold, with regal wings and upturned palms, a painted statue is ignored by most. Two lads approach, coins in hand, not really seeing her. She comes to life and startles both, yet cheers their … Continue reading

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They did it: My basement sunflowers lived until spring

Planted at the wrong time, they broke through soil anyway, kept alive by a buzzing light. The long winter persisted, but they grew stronger, and laughed bright yellow blooms. In spring, they breathed fresh air in a world that now … Continue reading

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Three Finales that Worked

The recent finale of How I Met Your Mother brought another round of Internet rage, but as a loyal viewer I thought the ending was right, as I did with both Dexter and Breaking Bad, two other shows with finales … Continue reading

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