Category Archives: Crazy talk

Crazy Talk

Woad betide, part the first

July was an odd month for various reasons. I was away at the monastery for a few days of deep silence with six hours of quiet train travel to and from bookending my stay there We three learned (gradually) not … Continue reading

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Seasonal pharmaceuticals and breadcrumb trails

A couple of weeks ago or so, I was sitting in my doctor’s office providing an update on the status of my asthma, that being the primary reason for the visit, when I mentioned how difficult this time of year … Continue reading

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Ciastka Makowe

Ciastka makowe. I’ve done that thing I do when confronted with a new-to-me set of words in another language, and have consulted the online translators to see if they mean what Sharon Tyler Herbst says they mean. Literally, poppy seed … Continue reading

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Crushing on you

Dear Essential cardigan, You should know right up front that I own a chest half-full of hand-knit sweaters and cardigans, and every one of those has remained in that chest even as the weather has started its slow slide toward … Continue reading

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A small break

I am sitting out on the patio and Carmen the dog is hunting moles and voles in the backyard. We have the house to ourselves for a few hours while Kate and Bruce are enjoying the thrills of a nearby … Continue reading

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What does that mean?

So, this past Saturday night at a minor league baseball game in the fourth or fifth inning, a left-handed hitter fouled a ball into the stands. It was not a run-of-the-mill pop fly foul, but a high line drive straight … Continue reading

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One of these days…

Bruce gave me a digital SLR for my birthday in March. I am sorry to say that, with the exception of one frustrating Saturday afternoon when I was stuck at Eastman for hours, it has been gathering dust on my … Continue reading

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