Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ode to Google

Gelbert an awesome Aussie who sings like Buddha Sits quietly with life tucked beneath his pinkpadpaws & Freckled nose that sniffs and snuffles amidst wet fall leaves Blanketing slick Streets and green Grass;  my angel of fourteen years, Keeper of secrets & late … Continue reading

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Libraries Rule

I have always loved libraries. Even as a kid, and not a voracious or fast reader, I loved to walk through the heavy doors of our local library, Emmet O’Neal in Mt. Brook, AL, and wander through the hushed silence … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart I’m Not

I admit it. Sometimes, if I am home in the late morning, I will turn on Rachel Ray’s or Martha Stewart’s television show and watch out of the corner of my eye as I clean the house or get ready … Continue reading

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The Queen of Scrabble

This piece was first published in the September 2010 edition of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. “Goddamn Crazy Eights; that’s all folks want to do in this place,” she muttered, clacking the ill-fitting dentures that clung to her receding … Continue reading

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The White Duck

I’m not sure when he (she? it?) first showed up in the little ponds on Springlake Way. Has it been two months, maybe three? All I know is I noticed something different, something strange in the gaggle of ducks I … Continue reading

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Swim, Bike, Run

Cool and dark and grey. The morning is crisp and the sun is just beginning to peak above the horizon line, spreading pinks and reds across the sky. Pull on my swim suit, so tight!, pour a giant cup of coffee … Continue reading

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