Category Archives: Not the Grocery List

The Warm Blanket

The last week of December is a warm blanket. It is soft and dark and I hold it close. My cold fingers pull the edge to my chin. The stars come early and leave late. The sun is only a … Continue reading

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The Harrowing Drive Home From the Grocery Store

The four mile drive from the grocery store this afternoon was harrowing. Being the sometimes too polite in a crowd person I was hurrying to return my cart to the cart stand, return to the car, and get out of … Continue reading

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The Coven Circle of Revising

  I’m all for mind magic, imagination, flights of fantasy, intelligent alter egos, and inviting muses, guardian angels, and ghosts. I’ll take my help from a gifted teacher, luck, a chance remark by a waitress, or a homeless person with … Continue reading

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Oprah De-Clutters, I Caretake

Oprah has raised millions of dollars for charity and had thousands of articles created in her honor as she de-clutters her life and possessions. All very laudable. I can understand wanting to breathe free of all those things. She’s gotten … Continue reading

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