Category Archives: True Stuff

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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Traveler, Beware

Do you routinely travel with your computer bag slung over one shoulder? A glance around any airport will show that many business travelers do these days. As if the whole process of air travel weren’t fraught with enough indignities, an … Continue reading

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My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

(This is a cross-post with my other blog, PattiKen and the Muses.) Poets United is a wonderful site for everyone who enjoys reading or writing poetry.  Its community of contributors is so talented. Unbelievably, Poets United has given me the … Continue reading

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That Invitation to Dinner

Most of us are caught up in the fast pace of life that swirls around us like a time-sucking eddy. Careers, families, hobbies, volunteering: all make great demands on our days and nights.  We surface now and then, and wonder … Continue reading

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