Monthly Archives: March 2013

Where Has the Time Gone?

Fifteen years ago today, I became a grandmother.  I could have phrased this differently:  My beautiful, talented granddaughter is fifteen years old today.  But this is my blog, so it’s all about me.  As I was saying, I became a … Continue reading

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In Your Easter Bonnet

It is rare today to see women wearing fancy hats to church, but when I was growing up, it was quite a common site and included my mother and me.  It brings to mind Irving Berlin’s song, “Easter Parade.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcZWvjbSw7oContinue reading

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Waiting for Spring

Snow flurries. Seriously? Yesterday was the second day of spring, at least according to the calendar, and I woke up to snowflakes. To add insult to injury, it actually got colder as the day wore on, not warmer. Grey, windy, … Continue reading

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YouTube, You’reWonderful!

I’ve been spending a lot of time on YouTube. It started with my desire to play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum.  A wonderful drum teacher, Michelle Stewart, who teaches bodhran in Scotland, has 51 videos explaining and demonstrating how … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Best to Let the Phone Ring

In our local paper this morning, I read a column by our grammar guru, Bernadette Kinlaw, concerning euphemisms. She explained the etymology of the word and then gave examples of some common euphemisms. We all use them, of course, mostly … Continue reading

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The Rest of My Life

Now that I have finally finished the newsletter for Hampton Roads Writers, I’m sitting in the quiet in my favorite bedroom, the one of I call the Sea Room because of all its lighthouse and sea pictures and other sea … Continue reading

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My Bodhran Has Arrived!

Yesterday my bodhran was delivered to my front door, and it was agony not being able to play it for more than thirty minutes. I’m working on the April newsletter for my writers’ organization, Hampton Roads Writers, and the first … Continue reading

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