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“Guilt is a Handy Tool” -the Chisel Bird, and Delicious Garlic Bread

May 1, 2020

Every morning a small, gray bird plants himself outside my bedroom window and starts a high pitched chirp, like an avian Paul Revere warning the British are coming. His ear-splintering chirps sound like a chisel hitting a brick or a stone. I call him the Chisel Bird. I lay in bed thinking, There’s Dad. He’s come back as a bird with a chirp so loud he can wake…


Big Ambitions…Painful Reality

August 26, 2016

My plan for this week was to write two fantastic blog posts to make up for the one I missed last week. ¬† (I spent last weekend with my family, drinking too much wine and celebrating my brother Bob’s birthday instead of diligently writing.) ¬†Thank you Patty (Bob’s wife) for planning the whole thing and getting me back there. But nature said, “Nah, we want to throw you…

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Fusion Soup and Happy St. Pat’s Day!

March 17, 2015

Ok, enough serious posts for a while. You’ll be pleased to know that I’m over my November Zucchini Funk. It lasted all the way into February, which is why I visited the therapist three weeks ago. Nothing makes a person feel better than going in and whining for an hour non-stop to someone who listens, tells you your feelings are valid and hands you tissues.…