Archive for the 'Miscellaney' Category

Checking In

Friday, April 17th, 2015

When I feel at loose ends, sometimes I pull this series of questions out and check in. Outside my window the street sounds fade. Cool air settles on the grass and patio, bringing a gentleness with it. Distant yips and howls tell me the coyotes are roaming. I am thinking about what I just heard […]

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More and More

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Claire turned 22 months old on the 8th. Each day there is more expression, more knowledge. Watching consciousness bloom is a marvelous thing. Lately she is attracted to the sounds of certain phrases in her story books: “Roo drooped.” “Everyone gasped.” “The bees are suspicious.” “The snow’s so deep.” She loves to make “mouth noises” […]

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Please, Tell Me

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

To my readers who have baby-proofed their home, and in particular have installed cabinet latches — the type that you press down on as you open the door so it doesn’t catch: How long until I stop forgetting they’re there and attempting to open the door only to have the latch catch and practically rip […]

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Not Me! (I Hope.)

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. –Unknown

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Five Things In My Fridge

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Eden tagged me, and I haven’t played a meme in awhile, and so why not? A Texan’s (and yes, we still consider ourselves as such) diet must include some of this: Good with carrots and other veggies: This stuff really is better than boullion. It’s not as good as stock from scratch, but it serves […]

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Oh Clair

Monday, January 7th, 2008

I remember this Gilbert O’Sullivan “two-hit wonder” song from my childhood. It’s a song about an uncle’s affection for his baby niece. (Nothing creepy like Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline). I loved it. Does anyone else? (Remember or love it?) Perhaps this memory played a part in the process of naming my daughter. Click here if […]

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Are You Tense?

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Try visiting here for a few minutes [make sure your sound control is on and the volume turned up a little].

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Halloween Tip

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Don’t use a carving knife to carve a pumpkin into a Jack-o’-lantern. And pay attention to what you’re doing when you do cut into it. Learn about where the term Jack-o’-lantern originated. (And no, my thumb did not need stitches. I bled like the proverbial stuck pig, however, and having a half-inch cut on one’s […]

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Coping Mechanism

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

One serving a day if I feel like it. (And I nearly always do.)

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When It’s Too Hot to Cook

Monday, June 25th, 2007

This was tasty and easy to make. The smell of frying basil was heavenly. Tomato, Bean, and Fried Basil Salad 11 oz. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 14 oz. can of mixed beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves 5 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil salt and ground black pepper to taste […]

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Ten Zen Seconds: An Interview with Eric Maisel

Friday, May 25th, 2007

A couple of months ago I was invited to participate in a “blog tour” interviewing Eric Maisel on his latest book. Since I was offered a copy of the book to review and the opportunity to ask a couple of questions tailored to my interests, I decided to join in. (Who can resist a book?) […]

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First Line

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Well, Donna did it, so I thought I’d play along. It makes me think I should aim for more auspicious first sentences of my own (some of these are quotes). January: Answering a question posed by a reader who wanted to know what one of the bulletin board quotes was (it was too blurry) February: […]

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Me

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Dick Richards, the author of Come Gather Round, tagged me for a meme. I’m to write about five things you might not know about me. Although I go exclusively by the name Kathryn now, everyone called me Kathy for 25 years (unless I was in trouble with my parents). At age 12, I wanted to […]

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As In The Type of Orange?

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Just for fun. Via Shirl from the Other Side. I’m a Mandarin! You’re an intellectual, and you’ve worked hard to get where you are now. You’re a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world’s problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for […]

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Blog Weirdness

Monday, November 13th, 2006

There is something very wonky about my layout in Safari (I typically don’t use it) today. It’s entirely green, and the right hand side displays after the posts. I can’t fix it, though, as I still don’t have access to my computer. All my files are on it, and I’m consigned to using a back-up […]

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