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Olive & Henry

Olive & Henry

Henry, from the day we brought him home from the shelter, was 17 pounds of orange-striped irritable. He’s not cuddly, playful, or even nonchalant. He bites. And he prefers that you just leave him alone, permanently. Henry grew on us like a mild but contagious virus. We actually like him, for reasons that only therapy […]

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IHOP breakfast

Sneaky Boy Money Making Tactics

Gram and Papa Clyde took all of us to IHOP this morning before they headed back to Memphis. We dined sumptuously on pancakes, french toast, bacon, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, and the Maker and the Ice competed to see who could drink more of the little creamers in the baskets on our three […]

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Love Shark

I stumbled across my “free will astrology” horoscope recently, which factually advised me that “it is an excellent time to coax out the tender, romantic side of [my] inner shark, as well as the inner shark of anyone [I’m] attracted to.” As I reflected on my inner love shark, I decided the best way to […]

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Four Love Poems

I’ve just started Love’s Labour’s Lost (imagine! A Shakespeare comedy with no weddings in it!) and it has put me on a love poetry reading jag. Emily Dickinson got me going with this one (c. 1880), so apropos of LLL: We shall find the Cube of the Rainbow. Of that, there is no doubt. But […]

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Margi Scharff

Margi Scharff

Last night the work on this earth that Margi did came to an end. I spent part of my day scrolling through her travel logs and enjoying some of the beautiful collages from her “raw material: from the road in asia” collection. Most of the pieces are created from papers and other found items which […]

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How True Love Works

How True Love Works

When I was in elementary school I walked to the nearby library every day after school, where I waited until one of my parents could pick me up. As a result, I was conscripted as a library volunteer, shelving books. While I loved to read, I hated to shelve. The fact that every book had […]

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