Category Archives: Friday Pillow Talk

Letters from the Solstice

It’s that time of year for corporate “thank you” letters and e-mails.  The type that arrives with the year’s final electric bill or an auto insurance renewal.  They come from some remote CEO or an unknown Vice President of Corporate … Continue reading

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Red Leaf Lettuce

The other day, I got an e-mail from my friend Shelley.  She asked if I’d ever blogged about The Christmas Tree Shops and the mother lode of junk they sell.  I scratched my head.  I knew I’d blogged about it … Continue reading

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Vintage Voters

I worked my first presidential election on Tuesday.  It was a long day; my fellow poll workers and I arrived at 6:15 a.m. and stayed until the town clerk transmitted the final vote counts to state election officials at 11:45 … Continue reading

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The X of Time

In January of this year, one of my “resolutions” was to read twice as much as I read in 2015.  It wouldn’t be hard, really, since I only read 12 books in 2015.  But reading requires time; there is an … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

The other day, while using the internet, I saw this: “Quick!  Name the last time you played hooky.  If you can’t remember, you’re probably overdue.” Insert annoyed groaning sound here.  I can’t quickly remember the last time I played “hooky.”  … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Coming…Whatever

As I wrote on Monday, I had no plans to watch or listen to what was called the presidential “debate” on Wednesday evening.  The news chatter surrounding this media debacle, appropriately staged in Las Vegas, suggested the event would give … Continue reading

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The Decline of the West

Last night, Handy and I sat on the screen porch in our usual spots.  The setting sun dragged the temperature down and we wrapped up in knitted blankets.  (Is it still politically correct to call a “knitted throw” an “Afghan … Continue reading

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