Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oh, no! NaNoWriMo!

I read an article the other day that said nobody wants to read another blog about writing. Apparently, there are too many out there already.  I was unaware of that, but I don’t want to be accused of adding to … Continue reading

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Oh Horror, Horror, Horror

A piercing screech shattered the silence of the quiet afternoon, setting my teeth on edge, like fingernails on a chalkboard.  My shoulders tensed, anticipating the next shriek.  It came, even more curdling than the first.  The blood drained from my … Continue reading

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Another Look at Instinct

Yesterday I watched a flock of swallows, in tight formation, flying in one direction, suddenly shift their flight path and fly in another direction.  They moved instantaneously, as one, with not one straggler, not one that made the formation appear … Continue reading

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So Sorry to Have Left Without a Note of Good-bye

Last night, as my husband and I were driving along the Eastern Shore in the dark, not passing car after car (if you’ve ever driven on the Eastern Shore in the dead of night, you would understand), my phone rang. … Continue reading

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Get This Worm Out of My Head!

It’s starting all over again.  My head was finally clear of all constantly repeating tunes, and then I sat down at the piano and played Vangelis’s Hymne.  Now, a day later, it is still roaming around inside my consciousness, pushing … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny?

I talk to everybody.  That has always been a source of amusement to my husband and probably to the rest of my family and close friends.  I’m a people watcher, and whenever I see something, in my opinion, that merits a … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy

Every morning when the newspaper comes, my dear husband always hands me the most important section first:  the comics.  One of my favorite comic strips is one called Zits, about the life and trials of raising a teenage boy.  A … Continue reading

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Help, I’m Talking, and I Can’t Shut Up!

I’m feeling stressed these days, like I just want to curl up on the sofa with a big bag of salt and vinegar chips and watch Shirley Temple movies all day.  My problem stems from the fact that I am … Continue reading

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And Then There Was One…

For the past month or so, I have been watching black swallowtail caterpillars devouring my Italian parsley.  First, there were five or six sizable ones and a slew of tiny ones just beginning to develop.  Before I went on my … Continue reading

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I Don’t Get It, I Don’t Get It

One of my all-time favorite movies is Big, starring Tom Hanks.  It cracks me up every time I see it.  One of the scenes that stands out for me is when Paul is with his girlfriend and mocks Josh (Tom … Continue reading

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