Monthly Archives: March 2014

Creativity, Bakery Bread, and Hating the Internet

Two true stories.  ~   ~    ~   ~   ~   ~ First story. Guy loved to bake. He baked all sorts of things — cakes, cookies, muffins — but he particularly loved to bake bread. And he was good at it. After considerable … Continue reading

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…in an Oldsmobile

Twenty-four years ago today my Dad died. I still miss him. I wrote this piece shortly after his funeral. When my father bought the Oldsmobile it came with a cassette tape of assorted songs by popular artists– a demo for … Continue reading

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On tea bags, time, and running away to join the circus

I forgot to buy tea bags. I could have bought tea bags at any number of points throughout the day. I knew when I went to bed last night that I was using the last one. But I forgot. And … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the… pensionable?

The Daily prompt for today wants to know: How do you feel about your job? Do you spring out of bed, looking forward to work? Or, is your job a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery, or somewhere in between? Really, … Continue reading

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Agley Again

 The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! — “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns I swear I am the queen of good intentions. I know … Continue reading

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Strive to thrive

Today’s Daily Prompt asks, “Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? … Continue reading

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Shirtsleeves and slush

Today’s Daily Prompt asks, “What do you love most about the city / town / place that you live in?” It’s been a long winter. Not that I’m complaining. Winter is a big part of the city that I live … Continue reading

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