Author Archives: Patti

My Invisible Chronic Illness

I am a diabetic. My friends and family know this about me, but to the rest of the world, those I choose not to tell, my illness is invisible. That’s the way I like it. But today, I read a … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Far Side

Many of us are the children of parents who lived through the depression. Like all parents, ours wanted us to have a better life.  They brought us up to be frugal, to save, to “put something aside for a rainy … Continue reading

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Happy Times in Ticky Tacky Town

A few days ago, a writing blog I participate in asked for a poem about a neighborhood.  Between the ages of eight- and twelve-years-old, I lived in Houston, Texas in a  place that defines the word “neighborhood” to me. There … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

Did you know that an ox is a castrated bull? You did? Geez, I guess I wasn’t paying attention the day they covered that. I always thought oxen were their own breed of animal. Huh. Makes sense, I guess. Still, … Continue reading

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In a Snit

I recently told a blogging buddy, and now good friend, that I have been walking around lately in an all-around pissed-off mood. Yeah, I know, not very “ladylike,” but there it is. Frankly, I’m tired of being in a bad … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mom

Dear Mother Nature, Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, and it occurred to me that I hadn’t thanked you for everything you’ve given me in a really long time. Like  forever. It’s not that I’m unappreciative. You know how much your … Continue reading

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Birds Do It…

… bees do it Even educated fleas do it Let’s do it, let’s fall in love Wish I’d seen this four days ago, but… Oh, well, Happy Belated Valentine’s Day.  Or Very Early Valentine’s Day. Whichever works for you.

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