Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgivings Remembered

This is a repeat from 2009 —  One of the things I never thought I’d be thankful for, but time changes many things (including our minds and hearts), is my unconventional family, especially at Thanksgiving.  Having a somewhat wacky family means no true annual traditions and seeing that Norman Rockwell imagery of an American Thanksgiving a thousand and one times growing up, I disliked that.  A lot.  But over the years, I have come to appreciate my lifetime of unusual, but incredibly memorable, […]

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Some quiet time at Tea with T.

… as I contemplate the future. To write?  Or, not to write? That is the existential question. O_o UPDATE: The right answer… is “Write.”  There is a sign in my office (taken from a very old note taped to my computer monitor) that reads: I CANNOT MAKE THIS CRAP UP.  It refers to life with my somewhat (in)famous family and the cast of characters that surround them.  I’ve steeped long enough people.  It is time… to tell those tales. xo […]

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Handling Adult Brats – Discipline or Disregard?

Lately, I’ve encountered a rash of grown-ups behaving really badly and I found myself in a position to either ignore them or speak up.  Being a woman of words, I chose to say something.  At the time, I was not completely sure of what I thought might happen and in retrospect, I suppose I was hoping they’d either apologize or perhaps choose better behavior in the future.  After all, isn’t that what we would do if a child behaved like […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Thirteen

At the name Adelaide, Andy glanced up at the women, but said nothing.  He turned his gaze back to a box of mini cars that Ruth had thoughtfully placed on the floor for him to play with.  Slowly and methodically, he began to pluck out all of the red cars.  Once he assembled a pile of every red car he could find, he started to line them up along the edge of the blue and yellow Aubusson rug in front […]

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