Month: October 2012

Shepherdess

Shepherdess

“There, there little one,” Marianne skidded her strong, calloused hand down the back of the bristly kid at her feet. “It’ll be OK.” It was Marianne who was fretting and needed the soothing, not the goat nor the rest of her herd as she kept watch on the hillside that night.  She imagined her poor …

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A Prayer Around A Hole In Deep River (An excerpt from my memoir)

A Prayer Around A Hole In Deep River (An excerpt from my memoir)

My sister and I rode along in nervous chit-chat and pull into the lot at the Deep River Congregational Church. We followed signs to the church office and met the secretary. “There it is.” The soft-spoken woman gestured to the cardboard box sitting on the table. I stared at the light brown package with the …

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Moriartys in an Irish Bar Fight!

Moriartys in an Irish Bar Fight!

Our second night in Dublin, the last leg of our eight day country-wide tour, Sean, Erin, Chris and I ventured into Temple Bar.  This hotspot section of the city is known for its ancient pubs, eclectic street performers and odd shops.  After dark and too much drink, it can get little wild if not a …

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Did I just say that?! Blooper alert!

Did I just say that?! Blooper alert!

Yesterday after a long day at work, I went to the veterinarian’s to pick up flea medicine for my dog and cat. I really misfired with my vocab! At the counter I  said, “I realized that both my cat and dog were out of flea medicine and wanted to pick up the aphrodisiacs before my …

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Mommas with Middle-Aged Children

Mommas with Middle-Aged Children

Revised, From an assignment in 2006 She walks up my front steps and my heart races. “It’s so good to see you,” I grab her up in a giddy embrace. Electricity flashes through me reminiscent of a school girl’s crush, but it’s deeper than that. It’s our souls reconnecting, if only briefly. “I remember you,” they …

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