Category Archive: Family

My son’s birthday with cat hair and oboe

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In 1976, you didn’t know your child’s sex until the genitals emerged.  My husband had always wanted to name a son Robert, so we agreed that if “the baby” was a boy, we’d… Continue reading

One good thing about February

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There is one good thing about February; it’s the month my daughter was born. She was supposed to make her grand entrance into this world on January 14.  By the time February arrived,… Continue reading

Ronovan Writes Décima & Haiku poetry challenge :

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DÉCIMA: 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables per line.   SET RHYMING PATTERN: ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC. THE CHALLENGE WORD:  (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line. HAIKU:  3 lines.  5 syllables in the… Continue reading

Where there’s a will…

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Yes, I’m up at 2 in the morning.   There was no other choice the moment my brain asked, “If a dog had wings, would it be called a flog?” If a meteor was on… Continue reading

Mom’s birthday

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October 14 is…was…my mom’s birthday. Do you have a few moments to learn something about an incredible — and underappreciated — woman? She was born at home in 1913.  If you look closely,… Continue reading

Senseless B-Day Sarcasm : Celebrate

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    Once upon a time, there was a little girl with light blonde hair. More than anything else, she wanted a pony.  For her birthday, her mother made a white dress with… Continue reading

99 word prompt : screaming heart

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  July 16, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that expresses the phrase, “scream inside your heart.” Who is involved and why is the scream contained? Go… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm: Family talents

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  My son is a poet:  The I-can’t-breathe-without-it variety.  This is one of his idols: Another of his poetry books will be published by Finishing Line Press. Sometime this century. I am the… Continue reading

Parenting

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Parenting is like being the lighthouse beam that’s trying to yell, “Danger, Will Robinson” and no one is listening. Parenting is like watching a movie where the good guy is about to get… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Parenting cycles

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What I remember about my mother can be summed up into 3 cliches: There is a silver lining behind every cloud It’s darkest just before dawn. A penny saved is a penny earned.… Continue reading