Category Archive: Family

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

Face to Face with mortality

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Dear Mortality, You arrived at my door last week, frantically knocking.  Why can’t you call first for an appointment?  Why do you have to tiptoe past the dogs and then laugh at my… Continue reading

Father’s Day thoughts

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As a parent of children 43 and 41, I remember what it’s like to be “on-call” 24/7.  As a grandparent, I know that both my children can tell you the same thing:   Parents… Continue reading

99 word prompt : too many hands

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June 13, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the work of many hands. Is it a cooperative effort or something else? Go where the prompt leads!… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Splash

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June 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that makes a big splash. It can be fluid, or you can play with the idiom (to make a… Continue reading