Category Archives: Stories

This Common Reader’s attempt at writing.

A Drummer Boy Christmas Card

For a holiday treat, my husband and I traveled to the epicenter of retail magic to immerse ourselves in Christmas mayhem, glitter and make believe.  The hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s avenues swept us up and squired us around midtown … Continue reading

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Mary Dulcie’s Jam Cake and The Christmas Lasagna Mutiny

By the time I was old enough to boil water, my mother welcomed an extra pair of hands into her kitchen. At twelve, I was promoted to holiday cookie baker. However, my mother entrusted no one but herself with the … Continue reading

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Dog bites and bee stings: summer's here!

Who said that living is easy in the summertime?   Don’t get me wrong, I love being outside, the long days and the hot weather.  But for me, summer is a contact sport in which I usually lose. Two weeks ago … Continue reading

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April Brings Azaleas and PGA 2012 Masters

When I was young, my sisters and I used to make fun of our adult relations who watched golf on TV.  “Could life get any more boring!” we snickered. Our logic was that the game of golf in and of … Continue reading

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Remember on Remembrance Day

At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2011 there will be a collective moment of silence for the 93rd time around the world.  Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, was set aside by the British to pay tribute to all … Continue reading

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September is World Alzheimer's Month.

On Saturday, I walked with hundreds of others in the local “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” fund raising event. In memory of my mother, who died due to complications of dementia this year, I walked the few miles and made some … Continue reading

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Wondering what to get dad for Father’s Day?

A few years ago, the magazine Outside started showing up in my mail.  At the time, I had been traveling a lot, so I assumed my name and address were sold to a marketing company trying to entice me to … Continue reading

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Does technology make me smarter or just lazy?

I love reading dictionaries.  I hope that by reading them new words will soak into my brain and flow into a sentence on a page.   But how do I read a software application such as Dictionary.com?  Is dictionary reading becoming … Continue reading

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Eureka!

While surfing the TV channels; I stumbled upon a TV show called “Eureka”.  Using Netflix I marathoned through most of the first season.   Gearing up for a fourth season, “Eureka” is about a small town in northwestern California with the … Continue reading

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