Category Archives: Et Cetera

Rich Relations

A day with rich relations loomed across the state. My state: annoyed. They called us slobs and the Addams Family. So I ignored my flowery jumper and wore my army green t-shirt, bleach-splotched and torn, truly insisting that it was … Continue reading

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It watched me like a hawk

I spied a huge hawk and turkey vulture in my backyard. Phone in my pocket, I crept back there for a photo. Hawk tore into the nasty remains of a baby raccoon I had seen it guarding two days earlier. … Continue reading

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Yeah Write Interview Series

Thanks to yeah write for featuring me in their interview series. yeah write is a great community for “writers who blog and bloggers who write.” Who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Marcy of (Don’t Be) Too Timid and Squeamish Places … Continue reading

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Where Harry Met Sally: That’s All.

With a love of romantic comedy and cured deli meats, there was a natural spot for me, Sally’s spot, where they hoped I had what she was having. I didn’t, but corned beef and a day in Manhattan were good … Continue reading

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Gurgles at the Engaged Encounter

  When the priest raised sexual relations, my fiance’s intestines gurgled. Other couples turned and stared, so of course we giggled. The priest reassured us; some couples find this awkward, but he didn’t hear the ungodly sounds coming from my … Continue reading

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A Shutter’s Click

Sometimes, in a shutter’s click, the camera sees all the way through, while life swirls around, a coursing river of distraction, and the child keeps changing, sometimes distant, deceitful, yet that moment remains, a record of grace, a testament of … Continue reading

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Middle School Grammar Lesson

Image by 55Laney69 (Creative Commons) Slaps here, insults there. Some aches won’t ever go away. Hurt: the adjective describes the noun. They jab and tease, or, worse, exclude. Hurt: the action word. The teacher parses the axiom: “Hurt people hurt … Continue reading

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Lost in a Funhouse

Image by Donnie Nunley (Creative Commons) My distorted reflection pauses as the floor rolls beneath me, the carnival music punctuated by gasps. Around another corner, the narrow passageway turns dingy, cluttered, until I interrupt two guys, off duty, sharing a … Continue reading

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9 Links Worth Clicking {1}

From my travels around the web, these were some stories that really struck me. 1. 15 Travelers Share Their Favorite Bucket List Adventures This collection of travelers’ favorite adventures is inspirational, and it also introduced me to some new blogs to … Continue reading

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Birds Suddenly Appear

Image by Bill Strain (Creative Commons) Feeding pigeons, they surround me, their gentle coos replaced by my desperate shrieks. Making a sandcastle, the seagulls gather darkly, so I flee. I’m calm in nature, until birds suddenly appear, all because of a film Hitchcock … Continue reading

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