Category Archives: IMAGINATION

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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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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SCRIPTERS

Somewhere between Nimble Thimble and Slide Rule, you will find the group photo of the Wilson High School club called Scripters in the 1956 yearbook. I do not appear because I was out sick the day they took the pictures, … Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF FIBER

  I returned last week to Northcroft, the sheep farm owned by Joanie and Dave Ellison just outside of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. I was last there on a wintry February day to witness and help (for what it was worth) … Continue reading

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GROUP HUG

  When I was growing up in Long Beach, California one of the landmark buildings was the Pacific Coast Club which resembled a medieval castle, high on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Built as a private club with dining and … Continue reading

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LET’S PRETEND

  When I was five and my friend Sandra Snelling was 6 we went in search of the City of Silver and Gold. It was a mystical quest not unlike that undertaken by the Knights Templar, except that it took … Continue reading

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