Yearly Archives: 2012

Global Grins

I first learned that smiling is not a universal language in a Russian Import shop in Sacramento, California. It was on the corner of an historic Main street that had its groove on for tourists, which my husband and I … Continue reading

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No

┬áThere is a piece of time so brief to be overlooked but it’s important. It is that piece that separates what was before from forever on. It comes as someone asks, “Did you hear about Sandy Hook elementary school?” or … Continue reading

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ChairMan

Our Elmhurst living room was a homage to Mom’s baby grand piano. Scattered sit-upons dotted the remaining space like garden pavers. This may account in part for the fact Dad was an upsitter. He sat up on a couch, a … Continue reading

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Raising funs

During a fund raising event last night, I sat at a round table eating nibbly food with people I didn’t know so I tried to get to know one or two: Rose and her daughter whose name I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Think Fast

My older and younger brother played “think fast” when we were growing up in the 1960s in Elmhurst, Il. They’d call my name, I’d turn around and they’d call, “Think fast!” as they threw a ball my way. I caught … Continue reading

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No-Stress Tresses

I like having hair. I have never known what to do with it. I credit the females in my clan for this. All, each of them, every one, has tresses, I’d say. They have natural waves and sheens and abundance … Continue reading

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gizmos

Among things that divide us, gizmos rank right up with country of origin and whether you believe burps are funny. (No.) One either embraces the gizmo or disdains the gizmo. I love ’em, in part because a gizmo is an … Continue reading

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