Category Archives: Just Rattling On

Getting Back to Blogging

I knew I hadn’t blogged in a long time, but I was stunned when I checked back and saw that the last post was in September, 2016. Ye gods. I was aware I wasn’t active, but even while cognizant of …
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The “Kiss of Death” Prediction Fulfilled

In my first post this month when I said I’d attempt to write a blog post every day, I also said every time I make a resolution like this, something happens to derail my plans; in other words, stating my …
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Marse Robert Syndrome

I decided over the winter that I was going to stop coloring my hair and go natural. It appeared I finally had enough gray to put some silver highlights in my ‘do instead of it just looking washed out. I …
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No Green Beer Around Here

I’ve never been a fan of green beer. Okay, I was in my twenties before I even tasted beer; I’d drunk cocktails and wine, not to mention the occasional toddy when I wasn’t feeling well. Something about the suds of …
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A Heartbreaking Anniversary

Today is depressing enough with all the bad news coming out of Chardon, Ohio. For many of us in the Greater Cincinnati area, it’s also the one-year anniversary of a dreadful event: the fire at the home of Shannon DeBra, …
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November 30 – The Final Post

That is, the final post of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). It wasn’t nearly as exhausting or challenging as NaNoWriMo, but it gives me a certain level of satisfaction to have blogged every day for a month. This is especially …
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November 23 – The Treasure Hunt Begins

I much prefer thinking I’m spending my time off this week “treasure hunting” rather than just trying to clean and organize my apartment. I spent a LONG time going through an IKEA bag full of stuff to either sort or …
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November 22 – The Anniversary, Again

This evening I watched a repeat of an “American Experience” program called Oswald’s Ghost. I didn’t read or hear much about the anniversary of JFK’s assassination today, but it’s not one of the big anniversary years. I wonder sometimes if …
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November 18 – Next in the photo up there…

If you look between those two sheep I talked about in this post, you’ll see a small cup. This is one of the many little treasures I own that I purchased on eBay. It’s a child’s graniteware (or enamelware) cup. …
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