Category Archives: Things I Like to Write About

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

Gettysburg, Day 3: My 60th Birthday!

I think I’m going to do this post as a kind of photo essay: First, I came out of the shower this morning to find this display in the middle of our sitting room. Again, totally taken by surprise (maybe …
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Gettysburg, Day 2: Unexplainable Phenomenon

This post will be quick because I’m about written out and it’s getting late. But Diamondqueen and I had a very interesting experience at dusk on the battlefield this evening. After looking around Devil’s Den, I wanted us to take …
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Gettysburg, Day 2: A Nasty Surprise on Little Round Top

We always visit the 20th Maine memorial on Little Round Top. We’re part of the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain adoration group, so much so that Diamondqueen named her first born Joshua. When Diamondqueen seemed so insistent about visiting the 2oth Maine …
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Gettysburg Day 2: Seminary Ridge Museum

This was such a fabulous day, with so much to recount, that I’m actually going to split it up into episodic posts. I may not get to everything tonight. After breakfast at Perkins (we could have had muffins and bagels …
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Gettysburg: Day 1

I’ve known since the beginning of the year that Mom and Diamondqueen were giving me a trip to Gettysburg for my 60th birthday. I was too superstitious to say anything before, though, because I was sure something would happen to …
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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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Where the Bimbos Dance

Song: “I Love the Nightlife” Impressions: New Year’s Eve, Big Apple Circus, pretty knit sweater, winter, dead life without night life Elbow Nudge: describe someone who says “ax-shun” instead of “action” I connect this song with Christmastime 1978. Even though …
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How My Family Tortures Me

You’d think the seasons of holly-jolly sprites and twinkling elves and devilish gremlins would be behind us, but that’s not true for me. I’m afflicted by a shuddering contempt for a certain breed of such beings and my family takes …
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The Determined Cook

This day before Christmas Eve, my mother has already cooked an early breakfast for my brother, who stopped by with her gift, cooked two batches of pralines, and baked an apple pie. She’s up there right now doing the baking …
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Thinking About Gettysburg

              The U.S. is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863—although I don’t know how many people generally are aware of it. I know Time put out a commemorative …
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