Mind the Gap… Children in Adult Spaces?

Yeah, I’ve been quiet of late. Life’s just been that way. Then I saw this writing challenge and had to chime in. The subject? Do children belong in adult places, yes or no? I am the child of someone who took her kids to nice restaurants and the theatre. I have two children myself, who…

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Hello spirits, knock three times if you can hear me…

And now for something completely different… Over the weekend, we had friends over, the weather was gorgeous, and we decided it was just too nice to stay at home. And so, we decided to explore a small used bookstore that we’d never been to before. The door opened onto the smell of old books. For…

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Destiny is calling…

Like most people, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook and I deliberately keep my friends list on the small side because of it. Really, I don’t want to be inundated with all the junk. And the settings I adjust to hide the stuff seem to change for no discernible reason, all in the name…

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Wait? It’s a cricket and swims? And it eats meat?

Because I need another reason to dislike crickets??!!?!?! I have a somewhat unpleasant relationship with crickets. That was in Arizona. After moving to Maryland, I discovered yet another reason to dislike all-things-crickety. Around here there are these big, dark brown-black suckers that can jump several feet – straight up – and they’re scary looking. Then…

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Carrying a big stick…

Remind me to never fly with “risqué” items! Apparently, a TSA worker in Miami was a tad upset about being teased over the diminutive size of his personal night stick(revealed after going through a body scanner), so he took a much bigger and meaner stick and beat a fellow employee with it. Really, google it.…

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A moment outside of time and place

I’ve been trying to blog more often, trying to keep my little space updated with current thoughts, stories, etc. But it’s been hard. I haven’t had the time to do as much surfing and reading as I used to, so haven’t found much inspiration for topics to write about. It’s left me feeling stale, and…

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The Comment Gauntlet?

Yeah, yeah, OK, so I haven’t been doing a lot of writing lately. Actually, that is only partially true. In fact, I’ve been doing a ton of writing, it’s just all been of the work-related variety. Between that and other weirdness and goings on, I’ve found precious little time for blogging. Boo hoo. But, in…

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Standing not silent – Yom HaShoah

“The civilized world stands revolted by a bloody pogrom against a defenseless people. Every instinct in us cries out in protest against the outrages which have taken place in Germany during the last five years and which sank to new depths in the organized frenzies of the last few days. . . . If you…

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The best laid plans…

…of mice and men, and blogging, no-longer-employed moms – and all that rot. So, here I sit, Day 1 of week 1 of the world of unemployment (a state I’m just so not used to…) and in serious move-mode… So many things pressing, and my little, highly organized tendencies are ripped apart by The BF.…

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