Monthly Archives: December 2014

Blog Vacation!

I will return… …on Monday, January 5, 2015!

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Your Gift to Me

Small Town, USA…the day after Christmas. It was “all good” here in Lisbon Falls yesterday.  I started out the day singing with a choir at Midnight Mass and I made it through the entire performance without any yawns. Uncle Bob … Continue reading

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The End of Advent

Advent Wreath 2014. Joyeux Noël!

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The Longest Night of the Year

Yesterday was the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.  Last night was, therefore, the longest night of the year; a good night to pull out A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and mull on things. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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Sandals and Spoons

(Today’s post includes some bad language and a bit of general cattiness.) It’s been a dark and rainy week here in my little corner of Maine, but a sliver of sunlight crept out from behind the clouds around 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Yankee Swap!

Pattern recognition is important in life. I’ve got the Russell Stover chocolate thing down. Sweet Thursday!

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One day my brother stopped over for a cup of coffee.  Like most visitors, he sat at the kitchen island while I brewed up a cup.  Or maybe it was a pot of tea.  I offered him a cookie or … Continue reading

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My Cookie-Pierced Heart

Everyone knows by now that I don’t have a Tee Vee.  Worse than that particular crime against Americanism, I’m not very good at following pop culture.  Sure, the teenagers walk by my house every day wearing pajama pants, hoodies, and … Continue reading

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Just Capause

It’s funny when little children begin meandering their way around words and turn “because” into “capause.” It kind of sounds like “coffee pause.”  Have one today.

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I don’t remember when I started haunting the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston.  Maybe it was Ash Wednesday.  Or maybe it was during a “Lady Alone Traveler” trip to Lewiston.  The exact day is not clear; my … Continue reading

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