Category Archives: Absurdity

Fact check: No, you can’t actually dig all the way to China

It’s just when you’re gliding along, minding your own business that everything goes wrong. All those insomniac nights, wide awake, worrying about every little thing – that stuff never happens. It’s the moment when all seems placid, contentment within easy … Continue reading

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Fashion Fauxward: Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse.

I am probably the wrong person to go on a rant about anything approaching fashion. Disclaimers abound: For instance, these, for the past year, are what I would call my going-to-work shoes: And – true confessions here – these are … Continue reading

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Hitting the paws button.

A funny thing happened while we waited for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s been chaos for some and tragedy for others, but for us, with our unimportant and insignificant place in the universe, we’ve somehow washed up … Continue reading

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Caturday: from cats to cat-a-combs.

We go way back with cats. We’ve been spoiling them since 1977 when we adopted our first stray, “Gray Fluff”.  Apparently “Kitty Hook” was another of her monikers judging from her personalized Valentine cake. Time flew by, and while I apparently … Continue reading

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It was absolutely pawsome.

I don’t know if all dogs go to heaven, but some of them most definitely get to live a day in paradise. We toasted Soho’s thirteenth birthday with a celebration that was nothing short of divine, thanks to her many … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather.

Just when I was thinking that I might not have the best husband in the world. (Background: he is balking at recovering some twenty-year-old furniture. Some chairs that are tattered to ribbons. Shredded from age and shedding their nether parts every … Continue reading

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Putting the Pro in Procrastination.

I am working on a Big Project with a Looming Deadline. Up early every morning with the firm intent of wrestling my thoughts and notes into something coherent. It’s really, really quiet at 4:00 a.m., by the way. I can … Continue reading

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A Declamation on Exclamation!!!!

Four exclamation points in that title. Not three. Not five. Heavens, not five. Because, as the late British author Terry Pratchett opined “Five exclamation points, the sure sign of an insane mind.” Author Elmore Leonard was equally eloquent on the … Continue reading

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A Golden Opportunity

Just in case you aren’t awake all night click-click-clicking on the Internet like I am, you may have missed a recent and most welcome addition to the viral pantheon: Bob, the Golden Retriever. I used to think Chloe had the … Continue reading

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This Dog’s Life: Soho’s Birthday Party!

Everyone believes in something; and Miss Soho the Pop Tart believes in féte. As in let’s have a party! Soho is our “what kind of dog is that?” pup. Back when Daniel was turning twelve, he wanted a small dog. … Continue reading

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