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If it’s true that our parents watch over us after they die, then perhaps Mom is chuckling at her daughter the dorkette. Maybe Dad is too. Mom would have many…

humor Life in general Writing and publishing

Originally, the coreopsis (tall plant, yellow blooms, photo below) became the centerpiece of its own picture because I wanted to show my friends. This beauty is a rescue plant from…

Gardening Life in general

Writing and publishing

The vet wrapped a beautiful, neat bandage around Katy the Dog’s torso this week after removing a benign growth. We brought her home with instructions to keep the bandage in…

Life with dogs

Writing and publishing

Book review: Cooper and the Big Apple by Camille and Riley Cohn. Published by Greenleaf Book Group, Austin, Texas. ISBN-13 978162634220-0, $15.95 Cooper the cat sometimes leads with his stomach…

Barbara's book reviews Writing and publishing

Sometimes a dog gets excited by the simplest of things. Katy’s new bed came this week via the big brown truck that makes dogs belligerent. She didn’t know the truck…

Life with dogs

The headline above ends in a question mark because it’s a thought that occurs to me often when I think about dividing lines among people, especially when I visit Facebook…

Life in general

Here is a photo of my cousin’s rusted loppers. Mystery solved. (See post below.)    

Writing and publishing

The day my 28-inch bypass loppers broke revealed to me that I was the nut that others perhaps already recognized but were too polite to mention. The unfortunate lopper incident…

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