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The Grandma Caper

This week I’m revisiting my four-item-prompt private eyes, White and Wong, with a bit of a twist––a fifth item has been added to the writing prompt list. As in prior White and Wong posts, the challenge is to ensure that each item on the list is mentioned somewhere within the story and relates to the… Continue reading The Grandma Caper

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Time

January has been a rough start to 2019 for many folks, which includes my household. Colds and a bit of the flu have slapped us all. Despite household deep-cleaning efforts, I’m climbing from my second bout with the crud. As a result, I must apologize for missing my weekly blog post on Sunday. The error… Continue reading Time

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TODAY, TOMORROW, and FOREVER

As a former federal employee, the government shutdown and the effects it is having on too many people who care for this country hits close to home. My heart goes out to you all. I was privileged to work for the National Park Service in Rocky Mountain NP, one of the loftiest and most beautiful… Continue reading TODAY, TOMORROW, and FOREVER

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COLD and GRAY

Following a winter storm that dumped quite a bit of snow in my area–and after shoveling it off the sidewalk and driveway a couple times–I looked outside today at the overcast skies, the blanket of snow, and knew that the temperature was none too warm. The wintry scene reminded me of a western poem–a cowboy… Continue reading COLD and GRAY

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I Got Nuthin’… Take it Elmore

Ever have one of those weeks when your productivity just plain sinks? When, much to your dismay, any form of creativity seems beyond your grasp? When “I got nuthin’” is the best response you can muster for the question, “What are you going to post in your blog today?” Such has been my week. Head… Continue reading I Got Nuthin’… Take it Elmore

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The Eve of New Year’s Eve

Because both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this year fall the day after my blog post, I decided to follow up my Eve of Christmas Eve poem with another rhyme, THE EVE OF NEW YEAR’S EVE. Although several of the celebratory events portrayed may be common traditions for many folks, if any of the… Continue reading The Eve of New Year’s Eve