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For Love of the Game, Part II

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby, former MLB player, manager and coach My love for the … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ the Wild Air, Part II

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Outwardly, I may have appeared calm and cool to strangers who knew no better, but appearances are often deceiving. I was a mess. My heart was … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ the Wild Air, Part I

On September 23, 1995,* my husband took possession of his first Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a pearl blue 1996 Dyna Wide Glide. That purchase was the fulfillment of a life-long dream for him, but for me flying down the road on the … Continue reading

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Control Z

December 27, 2012 I had gone to a nearby college town to spend the day with some lady friends. After an enjoyable lunch downtown, we decided to stop in at Hearts of Fire Tattoo parlor just a few blocks away … Continue reading

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It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated

Some of life’s little challenges have interrupted my writing lately, and I’ve been struggling to get back into my “groove.”  And believe me, a self-proclaimed hippie chick who can’t find her groove is in a pretty sorry state of affairs … Continue reading

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The Beauty that Still Remains

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl The upcoming elections and the endless bombardment of negative campaign advertisements have certainly played a part.  The floundering economy, … Continue reading

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I Will Sink Below the Bubbles

“Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – -Ralph Waldo Emerson I am a morning person.  I always have been and forever will be. … Continue reading

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The Heat Is On

“Heat, ma’am!  It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.” ~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland’s Memoir If you know me at all–or have been reading … Continue reading

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Said No One Ever

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently, then you’ve probably seen those “ecard” cartoons that begin with a seemingly ridiculous statement followed by the comment “said no one ever.” You know, like, “Wow.  That’s a nice lookin’ pair of … Continue reading

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From Driving Miss Daisy to Cruising with Pablo

The summer before I turned 16 my gearhead dad brought home a car for me–a 1971 442 Cutlass convertible, royal blue with white hood scoops, white pinstripes and white interior–and with a monster 455 engine under the hood.  In my … Continue reading

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