Monthly Archives: January 2023

BLOGS I LOVE: Erin the Literary Cat

Where do I start? Doing a series featuring my favorite blogs is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, because what’s better than sharing something we love? But there are so many wonderful blogs out there in blogland, … Continue reading

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Today is my anniversary! Or I really should say, my husband’s and mine, because I couldn’t have done it without him. Twenty-seven years! Who would have guessed? On this day nearly three decades ago in sunny Las Vegas, Jim and … Continue reading

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FLASH DRIVES: I Don’t Need To Go Outside

FLASH DRIVES: Flash narratives and random contemplations imagined while driving from one place to another. I don’t need to go outside—I’m already there. In a park, firs tall above my head, maples shedding golden leaves. On a street awash with … Continue reading

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FIRST CHAPTERS: There’s a Cat Hair in My Mask: How Cats Helped me through Unprecedented Times

There’s a Cat Hair in My Mask: How Cats Helped me through Unprecedented Times – a COVID memoir “Cat Hair” was a labor of love/hate. It was a story I needed to tell, didn’t want to tell, didn’t want to think … Continue reading

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What do 2023, 2017, 2006, 1995, and 1989 have in common? Turns out that date-wise, they have everything in common. Those years and many more are exactly the same. I learned this by checking a Perpetual Calendar, a list that … Continue reading

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