Tag Archive: family

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

Vignette’s of life.

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All it takes is a nudge, and a memory is expelled into the world like a cat’s hairball. My dad owned a moving company in the 1950’s (aka one moving truck and anyone… 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

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

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

Ballade

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I reach for a thought that melts away …snow falling outside a sliding glass door …children playing in white too bright for my mind.  Only shadows remain. She looks into my camera, her… 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