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things to want and buy

A cartoonist spent a day out today, wandering across two counties, scribbling in her notebook, taking pictures of random objects, eating in cafes, and shopping.  There were many things to want and buy! Which of the following did she bring … Continue reading

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on a grey seal

Had an actual list of about a dozen things I needed to do today, written in my official maroon Important Note Taking Pen on the back of an old envelope.  That’s a pure temptation to fate, so of course I … Continue reading

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into the valley of health care and lorna doones

(The fiction project returns tomorrow. Today was, for reasons that will soon become apparent, not conducive to making things up.  Truth is stranger than fiction.) Took a break from my usual routine today to get myself a big old wad … Continue reading

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life’s little victories: the new check register

This may be another one of those topics which require a word of explanation for our younger readers.  Back in olden times, when mammoths walked the earth and the internet was not invented, people used to pay for things by … Continue reading

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on roman britain

Nothing can stop a writer from gathering research material on a project, even a long term project that has been running since the late 1970s and is almost certain to never see the light of day.I’ve been “working on” an … Continue reading

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tumblr sick day– inexplicable

Day two of the Horrible Illness.  Have progressed from All the Snot in the World to If I Cough One More Time My Brain is Going to Explode and Then There Won’t Be a Blog and You’ll Be Sorry Then, … Continue reading

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mold-a-rama a-rama

Added three new Mold-A-Rama sculptures to the household collection yesterday, souvenirs from a trip to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago: My life is now richer to the tune of a red mama and baby giraffe, a black gorilla of somber … Continue reading

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modern times

At the advanced age of well over fifty, I am learning to text.  I was doing so with a friend yesterday,  bragging that the next time she saw me she would be awed by my texting “skillz” because I was … Continue reading

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two more slightly questionable superheroes

It took a bit of trial and error to get a good shot of this pair of mismatched partners with the New Phone Camera.  (Luckily, I had plenty of free time on location, though photography required a liberal interpretation of … Continue reading

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two lists, for a total of nine items

Five things found under the stove when we moved it to install a new heating element: a tablespoon a dinner knife a large wooden spoon with a long handle the bottom part of a broiler pan a Christmas cookie (undecorated) … Continue reading

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