Category Archives: Things I Like to Write About

Things I tend to write about when I’m “nudged.”

Orlando Vacation, Day 1, Part II: Shut the Hell Up!

Note: Diamondqueen notifies me of any mistakes I make in my blog posts. Cross-outs reflect the corrected mistake, which immediately follows. We made the long trek from the Cabana Bay lobby to the parking garage to get our baggage, then …
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Orlando Vacation, Day1, Part I: Retro Overload

As happens so often these days, when I know I have to get up early in the morning, I can’t sleep. Since I normally go to bed around 3:30 a.m. and sometimes can’t sleep thenĀ  either, retiring earlier doesn’t help. …
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Summertime Blues

It wasn’t writer’s block or lack of desire to write that made me put off recounting my adventure with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans on vacation in June. I was feeling rather depressed and thought it might creep into my writing. …
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Riding on the Wall of Death

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Usually, early in June, I start listening to Nanci Griffith’s “Other Voices, Too–A Trip Back to Bountiful.” My music listening tends to be seasonal depending on when I first got familiar with a recording. Griffith’s was the soundtrack of my …
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Heartbroken Over Rabbit Hash

Last night Mom and I were horrified to hear an alert on the ten o’clock news that there was a fire at the Rabbit Hash General Store. My worst fears were confirmed by later reports–the entire treasure of a building …
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The Magnetic Bracelet

I described here how my annual Christmas and birthday gifts to J.Hooligan are rib dinners at Montgomery Inn. In return, J. gives some very interesting, thoughtful presents. (He’s a good gift-giver in general to everyone, always considering his selections carefully. …
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A Holly-Jolly Hooligan

We had a pretty good Christmas season; all the better when you consider it stretches back four or five weeks. We got to do the things we wanted to do, everyone stayed well, the weather didn’t impede us, and we …
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That Vacation Trip, Days 4 & 5: The Anticlimax

On the darker side, assassins are running wild in the world and everyone is at each others’ throats. On the lighter side, the Christmas season is in full swing. Either way, I’m not really in a mood to talk about …
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That Vacation Trip, Day 3-B: A Guitar-Shaped Pool

Now that the holiday is over and my judging responsibilities have been met, back to catch-up blogging–at least for awhile yet. So, we saw Graceland. There was so much more I had wanted to see of Memphis if we’d had …
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That Vacation Trip, Day 3-A: We’re Going to Graceland, Graceland…

We knew our Graceland visit would eat up most of our full day in Memphis, but first we needed to find breakfast. I was surprised at what an unappealing area surrounds Elvis’ mansion. Apparently there are plans underway in the …
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