Category Archives: favorite things

SNOW GEESE IN MY LIFE

“It was the Snow Goose that I really had in mind when I designated us the Snowbirds-redux. Just the fact that the species has a mystic tie to the Aurora Borealis (which I long to experience now that we are … Continue reading

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STICKS AND STONES

  It’s a tricky thing to accuse kids today.  But every generation does it. We always harken back to our youth and reminisce about how much better it was in the old days.  For example – “Radio made us think … Continue reading

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GEESE PIECE

I was starting to get worried, but finally the Canada Geese are back. Thousands, maybe millions settling in for winter upon what I call our “bends.” The Otter Tail River spreads out across the street from our house and continues … Continue reading

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DOLDRUM ADDENDUM

Okay. It’s not the recovering cold.  It’s not the winter blues. It’s not a personal psychological trauma. It’s . . . . . . . . . . .  WRITER’S BLOCK. And, yes indeed, it might have been prompted by … Continue reading

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THE DOLDRUMS

There is an inter-tropical convergent zone in our earthworld which exists between 30-35 degrees north and 30-35 degrees south, somewhere between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. It’s known as The Doldrums. “Dold” is an archaic word for stupid. When … Continue reading

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WASTE NOT WANT NOT

  This month, more likely than not, you will find me here at my computer putting every spare minute into completing the daunting task of writing a 50,000 page novel before the end of November. I am now at Day … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS I THINKING!

  I have a positive/negative trait that lifts me up or gets me in trouble as the case may be. I always think I can do more than possible. I am inherently enthusiastic so that I sign up for jobs, … Continue reading

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Twice in recent days I have been queried as to what books I would consider my favorite novels. That’s a toughie. You have seen the t-shirts and bumper stickers that proclaim – “So many books, so little time.” That could … Continue reading

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TURNING BACK TO GO FORWARD

“The geometric representation of forward motion which is at the same time recapitulatory is the spiral.” – John Freccero Many years ago, when I was a young mother of two and struggling through college, I became a teaching assistant for … Continue reading

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WHAT COMES AROUND

  Last week my daughter called to say that she had treated herself to a birthday present. She had pierced her nose. What? I ask myself why I am mildly discomforted by this news. Is it because I object to … Continue reading

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