Monthly Archives: February 2013

Burning at both ends.

Burning the candle at both ends.  You hear the words and you know, no matter what the activity, it won’t end well.  There’s fire involved.  Somebody’s getting hurt.  I’m not a fan of this ‘Bruler la chandelle par les deux bouts’ (seriously, when the French say things, it sounds so much less painful) – but it happens and in most cases, I’m not even the one in charge of the burning. Last week, I finally dragged myself back to the […]

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Little Gifts of Life

Last Thursday, I was having a pretty difficult morning (hospital visits can be tough), so I stopped off at the lobby coffee shop for liquid strength.  Standing at the cash register, I felt someone’s arms grab me by the shoulder and I thought, “I’m PRETTY sure I don’t know anybody here.”  Turning around confirmed, that a stranger had indeed grabbed me.  Poor woman started to sputter that she’d made a terrible mistake, thinking that I was someone else.  I replied, […]

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To All the Valentines I’ve Loved Before

Valentine’s Day.  The manufactured holiday that has everyone thinking of relationship status.  I don’t care how strong you try to be, the ghosts of past, present and future love haunts every advertisement for candy, flowers and jewelry.  Depending on your frame of mind come February 14th, that stupid Cupid falls very distinctly into one of two camps: Cute or Crap (not for nuthin’ does he wear a diaper). This morning, I started to think about those that I have loved. […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Four

Rounding the corner of Washington Street as it turned into Main Street, Jeri pointed to the right at a small wooden shack down the hill.  “See that Andy, it’s not open yet but when it is they rent pans so you can go down there and pan for gold, just like the forty-niners did back in the day!”  She tried her best to put some twang in her voice, hoping that it might be somewhat entertaining and would catch Andy’s […]

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