Category Archives: Things I Like to Write About

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

Krampus Is Prowling

Traditionally, the evening of December 5 is when Krampus goes on the hunt for naughty children to¬† punish or abduct. Twenty-four years ago, my mother and I witnessed our first Krampuslauf (Krampus run) in Salzburg, Austria. (You can read all …
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Cooking Up a Literary Treat

Things got away from me today, so for my blog post I’m throwing in a bonus writing prompt for this week. I don’t know about your household, but there’s been plenty of baking going on around here. Mom makes cookies …
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Christmas Songs That Make Me Cringe–Continued

A few years ago I wrote a post about the hippo song and how much I despise it. Later I wrote about how my contempt for McCartney’s Christmas song evolved into true affection. I’ll be writing about the songs I …
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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

I didn’t realize this past Sunday was already the first Sunday in Advent; for some reason I didn’t think Advent ever started during November. Since this was a late Thanksgiving, I should have known better. Not that I do anything …
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Nudged by the Holidays

I admit I’ve been a lousy blogger the last six months or so. It’s time to get tough and nudge myself to write. So, every day this month, I’m going to post something about the holidays: a memory, thoughts on …
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Maggie

It’s been a hard year for dogs in our family. Diamondqueen had to have her beloved Frank put to sleep in early May. My eldest younger brother’s Shelby was aged and sick, and he worried about her throughout the first …
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What I Didn’t Blog About Last Summer

It’s officially fall now. I’d made my peace with summer’s demise weeks ago, so it always takes me by surprise to realize the season is just now “officially” changing. In looking back at summer 2014 once more, I realized there …
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Washington DC, Day Five

I let this post slip because there really wasn’t that much to report. We got started home later than normally we would because we were trying to avoid the morning rush in Washington. Mrs. Garmin directed us on a route, …
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Washington DC, Day Four

Today was definitely my best day as far as enduring things well enough and staying active. Last evening, Diamondqueen returned from a pizza run with S.Hooligan with a sack of medicinal supplies from CVS: special blister bandages in two sizes …
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Washington DC, Day Three

I woke up in the middle of the night with my foot stinging. I discovered a huge elongated blister about three inches in length. I treated and bandaged it plus another spot and thought I’d do better with my Crocs-like …
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