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The inky dinky spider is a black ink cartridge that is crawling around the neighborhood. I paid over $30 dollars for this cartridge plus priority shipping and it has yet to arrive at my door. I call … more
January 1st Very warm out today; went to Fox’s Theater. It wasn’t very nice, so I’ve decided to not go to any more vaudeville shows if I can keep myself away from them. My … more
“Please come to the party. We’ll send a limo for you,” begs my friend on the other end of the phone. ”Well, I don’t know. Can I bring someone?” I ask. I … more
I can still recall the smell of burning wax and the sound of crackling candles as our German grandmother lit her Christmas tree with dozens of finger-length fiery tapers. Before bed, someone would … more
A mysterious package arrives. The return address: Lexington, KY. The sender: Cellularize. Inside there’s a small transparent envelope containing what looks like an electronic device. … more
I love the softness of a flannel nightgown, the smell of coffee brewing even though I don’t drink it, being left alone with my thoughts, figuring out a new dress pattern, and sometimes … more
I walk up the hill to visit a good friend, whom I’ll call Jay, to talk about something that’s weighing heavily on my mind; I don’t know what to do about another friend, whom … more
Standing in line at the post office, grocery store or basically anywhere there’s a cue of people, sometimes provides opportunities to accidentally overhear conversations. Here are some verbatim … more
Tom owns a white pickup truck that he keeps in tiptop shape. He dresses clean and neat. His carpentry work is precise. He’s always polite and friendly, a true gentleman. We live next door to … more
My daughter runs a business restoring old windows. This season she took on an additional project restoring shutters belonging to an 1899 Dutch-built mansion. She very wisely (not!) recruited me to … more
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” has long been the creed of the American postal worker. Why … more
Halloween is a mash-up between Celtic and Catholic celebrations of the dead that overtime evolved into trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, donning costumes and eating treats. Part I: Along … more
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