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The Summer of Hamlet

I have been working hard on my life story. I'm up to 2003, the year our oldest son went off to college.  The summer before he left, my friends and I sewed Scottish outfits for ourselves and our kids, and we went to the Scottish Highland concert. We had our annual Mad Hatter’s Un-Birthday Party,… Continue reading The Summer of Hamlet

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 43.2 — Preparing for the Play

CH 43.2 – After running farther than Eli thought humanly possible, they emerged from the tunnel. Eli squinted and blinked his eyes in the warm morning sunshine. Birds sang around them as water dripped from the branches of the trees. The spires of the castle poked up just beyond a copse of trees and the… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 43.2 — Preparing for the Play

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 39.5 — The Play Begins

Ch 39.5 -- Paul continued to bang on the door and threaten them. Then he stopped. Something snapped, sounding like a wooden board. Eli heard the sounds of crunching. He held his breath and looked at the others. After a moment he realized what it was: Paul had broken off a piece of the roof… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 39.5 — The Play Begins

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Puppy Update

Today I thought I’d give you another puppy update. Rocky (a West Highland Terrier) is now seven and a half months old. He’s over the biting stage, and he now goes to the door and barks to go outside and pee. Yeah!!!! You can’t believe how happy I am about that! He knows quite a… Continue reading Puppy Update

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The Impossible Dream

Have you ever had one of those days when you wished you had stayed in bed?  Well, when things look bleak, it's time to sing.  Here's a song that will cheer you up and give you courage to face the day. To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable… Continue reading The Impossible Dream

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The Playground

As a child, one of my favorite places to play was at the playground at the end of my street, not far from my house. It was a corner lot with a merry-go-round, a swing set, a curving slide, a sandbox, and a large grassy area. The merry-go-round was divided into triangular sections with a… Continue reading The Playground

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And The Award Goes To…

Recently I asked my kids what was the most fun thing they remember doing as children. I got answers ranging from going to the beach, to playing baseball at the top of the street, to playing hide and go seek in the dark. But the thing that tops the list is the summer we made… Continue reading And The Award Goes To…