Monthly Archives: October 2012

Difficult to Keep Posting

It is rather hard to come up with something after posting poems about my sister. Seems like whatever comes next should be extra-profound, but that’s difficult. So, I’ll just post what’s going on. There’s a huge storm on the East … Continue reading

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Last Visit

From the moment my brother and I said we would visit, your every phone call and email ended with, “I’m so happy.” You warned that you tired easily, had to avoid germs, and looked different. But you were excited. “I’m … Continue reading

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We Used To

We used to talk while doing barn chores about tests, school plays, and prom. We talked as equals; I was six years younger. We used to write long letters to each other, then long emails. We found written words easier. … Continue reading

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More Effort Now Means More Effort Later

NaNoWriMo is fast approaching, and I’m trying to get two novels outlined before the end of October. The last time I outlined two novels, I did the ‘second’ one by the end of September so I had all of October … Continue reading

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Who Do I Cheer

There’s been a chipmunk around my house for ages, and I find him very cute. So cute that I pick up acorns from oak trees and bring them home to toss onto my deck and watch him try to beat … Continue reading

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Not on Automatic

I’m not sure why, but microwaves that can go above the stove cost almost ten times the price of one that sits on the counter. Our microwave above the stove went out. It’s gotten heavy use in the last sixteen … Continue reading

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Bit Too Tame

The forest preserves I walk in have acorns lying in the road, clearly not needed by the wildlife that lives nearby. Also not going to grow into oak trees since they’re lying on the gravel. So I’ve been picking them … Continue reading

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So Much For Comments

Funny. Most of the advice about using social media discusses how important it is to comment on other people’s blogs with links back to your blog. This is how you rise in the Google rankings, so people find your blog, … Continue reading

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