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On Dasher! On Dancer!

3:45 pm, Ridgecrest Walmart Gayla (Casually fingering a cream colored sweater decorated with a metallic fingernail moon and a Santa in his sleigh, with the reindeer taking flight, all in black silhouette):  This is kinda classy, for a Christmas sweater. … Continue reading

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Stipulated Snippets

Recently I was nonplussed to find out that the word nonplussed does not mean what I always and forever thought it meant. I used it in a blog post, and had a nagging feeling in the back of my mind … Continue reading

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Ridgecrest Diaries #3

There is one Taco Bell in Ridgecrest.  It is near the edge of town at the north end of the main drag.  If you are coming into town from the north, it is the first fast food establishment you will … Continue reading

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Gayle and Gayla

Approximately 4:00 pm, November 13, 2012 Gayle: There is a pair of glasses here I think you might want. Gayla: (Had been squinting at the computer screen for about an hour) You’re a genius! Gayle: I was born that way. … Continue reading

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Ridgecrest Diaries #2

Every day for the first two weeks in Ridgecrest I would wake up early, put on my glasses, wrap a blanket around me and go sit outside for awhile. Gayle and Euva’s place faces east, and I would sit just … Continue reading

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Brain Fog, Carrot Cake, and A Notebook

Yesterday I had a mild case of brain fog.  Wikipedia describes it as “a subjective sensation of mental clouding described as feeling ‘foggy’.”  That’s exactly what it is.  Fortunately, not a lot was required of me yesterday. Two days before … Continue reading

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Of Thee I Sing

The past few years the topic of American Exceptionalism has been tossed around quite a bit. So much so, and in so many different ways, that I began to wonder: exactly what is American Exceptionalism? (Eighth grade constitition class was … Continue reading

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That Magical Place

What was it that made my parent’s house so magical to their grandchildren?  I remember being there once when Jenny was around six months old.  Jenny was a beautiful baby, and that day she was wearing a pretty, pastel baby overalls outfit.  … Continue reading

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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Tonight on The Amazing Race there was a glimpse of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, then the camera panned the spice market.  Wow.  I’ve never particularly wanted to go to Turkey, but seeing these places on TV tonight made me want to … Continue reading

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Wind

Today’s writing prompt at The One Minute Writer (oneminutewriter.blogspot.com) is wind. I immediately thought of the two pine trees in front of Gayle and Euva’s place, as well as the pine tree for which our current residence, Leaning Pine, is … Continue reading

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