Monthly Archives: May 2009

A Mini Vacation

Today is the day I have a mini vacation. I enjoy listening to A Prairie Home Companion on the local NPR station. I would love to go to St. Paul, MN, and see a live production of it. Alas, my … Continue reading

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A Protective Modem Mother

After having at least two modems fried by lightening which traveled on the phone wire, I now routinely unplug the phone line to the computer whenever we have thunderstorms or even the threat of a storm. That means that my … Continue reading

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A Stew of Topics

Just as a stew is made up of a variety of ingredients, all cooked together to make a savory dish, this post is made up of a variety of topics. Whether or not the result is a savory mix is … Continue reading

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Does it work like washing the car?

When I was growing up, the folk wisdom was if you wanted it to rain, you washed the car … or in my family, polished your shoes. I’m wondering if watering the lawn works the same way. I had my … Continue reading

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Spring Brings New Life

My route to my weekly knitting group takes me past a couple of golf courses. It is not uncommon to see duck or geese on what I suppose is properly called a water hazard. This week, though, I saw something … Continue reading

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A Novel in Letters

Years ago I read a book, 84 Charing Cross Road, which told a story through letters. The letters were written by a woman in New York, if I remember it correctly, and a used book seller in London, England. The … Continue reading

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What’s a letter?

One of my hobbies is writing letters. Several months ago my name was listed in an English penpal magazine as someone looking for new pen friends. As a result, several people wrote to me. I responded to them but it’s … Continue reading

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