Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chips on my shoulders…

Yes, I have more than one chip.  In fact I probably have more chips than I have shoulders.  My shoulders are broad from all of those competitive butterfly races when I was younger, I carry them well.  The chips are firmly … Continue reading

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Summer sounds…

Yesterday, as I reclined in my zero-gravity lounge chair at the lake, I tried to clear the chatter from my head and concentrate on the “now.”  Eyes closed, Yankees game humming softly in the background, I became aware of the … Continue reading

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Pickin’ n’ grinnin’…

Now that I have your attention, I must confess…this entry will be about exactly what is in the subject line. Pickin’ n’ grinnin’ in my mind is a vague memory from some old rerun of Hee Haw I watched when … Continue reading

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Friends are part of our lives from the very beginning.  For some of us, our first friend was a toy or stuffed animal or maybe even an invisible friend.  Regardless, we are aware of their importance from the start.  I’m … Continue reading

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Albany Slip clay/glaze

I was the kid at camp who avoided arts and crafts like it was the plague.  Fear gripped me when it was time for art class in school.  I’m the type of person who cannot draw a straight line with … Continue reading

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Being a reader…

Many female mystery writers speak about how it all began when they read Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden or Cherry Ames.  I must confess I read none of those as a child.  Instead I read the Hardy Boys and thus began … Continue reading

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Lake water

I was fortunate enough to go swimming today.  The sky was blue with some cirrus clouds in the horse tail formation.  That denotes fair weather.  For anyone keeping track, the water temp was 77, very pleasant.  Once I grabbed a … Continue reading

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the header photo

For the last several years I have been fortunate to rent a camp on a small lake.  It’s not any lake, it’s the lake where my grandparents owned a camp for decades.  I grew up in and on this lake.  … Continue reading

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