Monthly Archives: September 2013

Autumn Memories

Dad’s birthday was September 8th.  In my memory, summer ended and school always started on that same day.  Which is, of course, totally impossible.  Still, each year, there are sights and smells and sounds that bring me right back to … Continue reading

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The Cat Did It.

Dad’s mom curled up her pug nose at store-bought birthday cakes.  They were pretentious and proof of a lazy house wife.  Mom’s mom saw those crumbling, precariously leaning homemade messes as proof  of a husband who was poor provider. Never … Continue reading

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Remember the Sheepdogs.

Everybody and their trained dog is posting today, 9/11.  Here’s my contribution to the internet chaos. Remember watching those planes fly into those buildings?  Remember the firemen, and the jumpers, and blood, and terror on the faces of the running … Continue reading

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Euripides Got it Wrong

Euripides wrote Greek tragedies, so it’s no surprise he opined: “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” While I am known for my respect for old dead white guys, (yes, that was satire) Euripides is full … Continue reading

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