Funny thing happened to my tea kettle lid the other day – I melted the lovely curved handle into a mangled mess. To support my tea drinking habit for the afternoon, I filled the kettle with a lot more water than usual. I didn’t hear the darn thing whistling until the steam had done its.. read more →

17 Apr 2013
April 17, 2013

Matters of the Heart

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Living in a very small town has its ups and downs. The downs for me evolve around things like eating in super fine restaurants or dancing to big R&B bands but the ups are matters of the heart. It was time to get my car tuned up. I’ve known my mechanic for twenty-three years (that’s.. read more →

16 Jan 2013
January 16, 2013

Get Up Laughing

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I have started downhill skiing again. I skied a little thirty years ago, self-taught. Did okay, guess you’d say I was an intermediate skier. A couple of years ago, I skied Telluride in Colorado, where they slapped a helmet on my head, terrifying, and I spent the entire time trying not to stiffen up with.. read more →