Don’t Speak

Sometimes, it’s better not to speak if you don’t have nice things to say. Now, this is a principle I’ve always heard, only it was put “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” There’s a subtle but important difference there, I think. It...

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The Dairy Bar

There’s an old dairy bar within sight of the place I grew up. It’s down the highway a little ways, across a bridge and the railroad tracks. The bridge runs across Carr Creek, which used to be known as Carr’s Fork when I was growing up. If you stand on the bridge and...

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Random Ramblings – Four

I’m excited to report we have a working heat pump and a smokin’ awesome gas stove. It’s been an interesting couple or three weeks as we slogged through the mud and the muck to get to this point, but hopefully that battle is done. No idea yet what the first cooked meal...

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Hey, I Know You!

Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment. Routine, a follow-up, nothing to write home about really. At least, not the visit itself. What happened in the waiting room however, that was noteworthy. As hubby and I were sitting there, in comes a guy who looks to be in his...

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For the Love of Harry

This is a short story featuring a new character, Zelda, who is likely going to end up as a recurring, supporting character in the Lost River/Matt Kirchner universe. She's a funny, warm, no-nonsense lady, and I hope you enjoy meeting her as much as I did. Happy...

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Writing, Not Writing, and Stuff

I’ve been struggling for over a week now to get life calmed down enough that I can sit down and do more than blog. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy blogging, but I have a list of tasks that are growing that aren’t getting done on Easton’s project and on the Lost River/Matt...

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Random Ramblings – Three

I completely flaked on blogging on Saturday and Sunday. I do apologize. Saturday was game day with friends, and I had intended to blog before they arrived. Well, it simply didn’t happen. Sunday was just a mess of a day, and putting two words together was beyond me....

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Intentions

Intentions matter. They matter more in some cases than in others. They can get you into trouble. They can save your butt in a crisis. They can motivate a person or deflate them. They can even start movements, personal and political, that lead to revolution. But I’m...

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The Chaos of Upgrading

I have to get the electric stove ready to go tonight. In theory, the gas stove will be delivered tomorrow. I say in theory because I have no faith in humanity. This way, if it works out, I'll be pleasantly surprised and will have avoided disappointment. Right?    In...

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