Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Golden Rule Gloves

Bay and Carleen were victorious at The Bridal Bazaar.  They gave away all their bags of goodies and talked up hundreds of brides-to-be.  The phone rang and the appointment book filled up.  The vacuum cleaner broke for the last time … Continue reading

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I’m leaving tea towels aside today to celebrate the emptiness of my storage space. It took over a year to empty it completely.  Surrounded by all my stuff again, it’s time to get back to thoughtful analysis of what is … Continue reading

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Reggie’s Lunch on a Private Jet

Reggie is out of town today and probably won’t read this post until Thursday, so instead of writing about gardening like I usually do on Wednesdays, I’m going to take advantage of his absence and indulge my readers in a … Continue reading

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Down Admiral Fitch Avenue

For readers who have been paying attention, Monday is the day I write about my “Lady Alone Traveler” adventures.  In the back of my mind, I have an idea for a book about interesting and off-beat places in Maine.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Growing Daylight

It’s almost 6:00 p.m. in this picture. Ten hours and fifty-one minutes of daylight.

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The Bridal Bazaar

It’s that time of year…show time.  Home shows, flower shows, and of course, bridal shows.  Like indoor county fairs, these gatherings are often coordinated by professional event planners and sold to vendors as an opportunity to showcase their products and … Continue reading

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This Spectral Season

More snow here in New England and even though the days are longer and the sun is stronger, I hear weary complaints.  The monstrous piles of white stuff causes shovelers to see shapes and spectres. Remember, the sun rises and … Continue reading

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The Parch

When I was in college, we had an expression for the phenomenon which occurred the morning after drinking a few too many beers.  You know, that tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth feeling?  The parch. It’s a silly … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

That’s my teaser title excuse for getting the blog up late today.  I don’t have jury duty. For some of the employed, including me, today is a holiday known as Presidents’ Day.  I’m sitting on the couch, listening to BBC-Radio … Continue reading

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Foiled by Time

I had a plan for these paper hearts and no, it wasn’t part of a “Galentines Day” scheme.  (The long, cricket-filled silence you hear is that of my fingers pausing kindly on the keyboard, refraining from an acid-bath manifesto.) I … Continue reading

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