Good Luck, Alabama

Ghazal: America the Beautiful Alicia Ostriker Do you remember our earnestness our sincerity in first grade when we learned to sing America The Beautiful along with the Star-Spangled Banner and say the Pledge of Allegiance to America We put our hands over our first grade hearts we felt proud to be citizens of America I…

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I’m chief cook and bottle washer here. This means I do all of the planning, shopping and preparation of meals as well as the cleaning up. This means that should another individual in the household clean out the dishwasher or carry a dish to the sink, they are not contributing to the household, they are…

Birthday Bash

littleb has wanted to visit New York City for a long time and so we went over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate his December birthday. Bill sang New York, New York way too many times on the drive down. He has a nice voice but he’s no Frank Sinatra. Then again, I ate way too many…

Light and Dark

I have two messages about light and dark today. The first concerns the coffee stains on the backs of my teeth. At my last cleaning the dental hygienist scolded me about brushing better. Her criticism stung. First of all, I am a diligent flosser and brusher. Second of all, I’m not the only person in…

If you came here looking for inspiration, look no further. I’m just kidding.

Friends, Today, I came to my writing session with nary a clue. Not having an idea is not an ideal situation when you have 30 minutes to complete a post. I googled “Google”, typed “Inspiration” into the little box and got 12 pages of inspirational quote websites. That wasn’t very inspirational so I clicked on…

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