Monthly Archives: March 2017

Day 22 — The Land of Lost Narcissists, Part I — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

The caption-less selfie goes up, and the perpetrator waits eagerly in the wings for the accolades. It doesn’t take long before the lemmings and Kool-Aid drinkers begin responding like the hoards at Costco when the mini quiches emerge from the … Continue reading

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Day 21 — Kirby – A Cat Story — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

Another lifetime ago my husband Chuck and I had cats. We also had Schnauzers most of that time, but this a cat story. Our cats, Charlie and Murphy, were litter mates I had adopted back in 1988, when I had … Continue reading

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Day 20 — Jaded — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

Back when I first got into broadcasting as an intern traffic reporter at Airwatch Traffic, I encountered numerous other reporters who had been in the business for a while and were either burned out, or getting close to it. They … Continue reading

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Day 19 — Iris, Part VI, conclusion — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

Aunt Sue remained in a coma for 20 years, one month and one day, dying of pneumonia on April 6, 1991. My husband Chuck gave me the news when I came home from work. I don’t remember crying, but I … Continue reading

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Day 18 — Iris, Part V — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

As time went by, I would slowly learn new things about Aunt Sue before and after she slipped away from us and remained comatose for many years. I’ll have to admit I sort of removed myself from the situation; that … Continue reading

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Day 17 — Iris, Part IV — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

I am one who believes that most things in life happen for a reason, at least to some extent. As a child I was unfamiliar with the powers of the universe, spirituality or even religion for that matter; but looking … Continue reading

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Day 16 — Iris, Part III — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

Shortly after my cousin Julie’s marriage, Aunt Sue’s family moved to a bigger home on Texas Street about a mile away. The home had a granny flat out front, which was basically a studio apartment with living/sleeping area, kitchenette and … Continue reading

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