Monthly Archives: May 2011

Spirit of Abby Dog

We’ve been redecorating the guest bathroom, and since we live by the ocean, we picked a beach theme with walls a pale aqua, a seashell fabric shower curtain, and a wreath of sea urchins, starfish, and scallop shells.  We needed … Continue reading

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My One Minute of Fame

Yesterday, a curious thing happened.  I checked my site stats and saw that one of my old posts had just gotten seventeen hits.  It was a post I had written back in February, and it wasn’t a particularly good post. … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

My father was a brilliant man, a mathematician, an aeronautical engineer who was head of the team who designed the airframe of the Blackhawk helicopter. I remember cocktail parties at our house, my brother and I sneaking halfway down the … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting

My brother loves a bargain and he’s a master at finding one.  Not only is he a master, he loves showing me his prowess every time I see him.  He’ll come home with seven free quarts of spaghetti sauce from … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Gluttony

I’m sitting here at the Coffee Beanery eating my second breakfast of the morning, a vegetarian omelette on a hefty ciabatta roll, and trying to think of what to write about gluttony, this week’s Red Dress Club‘s Red Writing Hood … Continue reading

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Raising Daughters

I only have one daughter, but while visiting her this week and watching her interact with her two daughters, thirteen and nine, I’m grateful that after my girl was born, I had two boys.  Boys are easier.  One girl is … Continue reading

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Clothes and the Modern Woman

“You had no right to go into my closet and help yourself to my new cap!” “But I need one for the play I’m in, and the one with Tigger is too babyish.” “Well, you should have thought of that … Continue reading

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