Month: February 2014

Dance This Mess Around

A memory inspired by The Daily Post: Daily Prompt-Let’s Dance. In answer to the question, “what are your earliest memories of dance?” Middle School Gym 1988 Jodi Watley-Looking for a New Love Boys and girls file in staring at their shoes and instinctually separate. Boys on this side, girls on that side. Keith Sweat-I Want Her Several […]

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The Verge of Spring

Beneath a February sky I found spring. Like a visit from an old friend, “Well hello there! How’ve you been?” Vibrant blossoms unfurl; eager to emerge from their dark muddy slumber. “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” -Rainer Maria Rilke I love the pop of color […]

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One For The Road

If Confucius were a modern day road warrior your fortune might have sounded something like this: “Do not stay behind the clunker spewing black smoke.” or, “Beware the DUI cyclist dressed all in black as he pedals home from the pub at nightfall.” maybe even, “Sometimes a simple lane change can improve your outlook and […]

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On Gardening and Goodbyes

My mom’s breathtaking hen and chicks. The frost claimed a lot of plant life this year; but my mom’s succulents are as beautiful as ever: In contrast, here’s what mine are looking like lately: Can anyone guess which picture depicts the hen and chicks that attempted to cross the road and landed in the hospital […]

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Steve’s Music Mix

Giving Steve’s Music Mix a spin. If you want to play too click the link. Here’s the instructions if you’re curious: 3 new questions are posted weekly: Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle Say the questions aloud and press play Use the song title as your answers NO […]

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Three Cousins: a comic

Three Cousins: In a secret society: They try to dress similarly as other gangs/organizations do; signifying solidarity, membership, inclusion. But it’s hard sometimes because they’re still too young to dress themselves. They have their own curious rituals when they interact: And they enjoy the same kind of music: The oldest are the two shot callers: […]

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Stupid Fish

I’m an Aquarius. I don’t know what that means other than I love water. Last spring I found this guy: I’ve always wanted a water feature. So I figured out how to turn this giant fish planter into a fountain using an old wine barrel. I was really happy with it. Even added some water […]

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Stop Kissing Me

From the artist who brought you: The Crunchiest Tator-Tot comes her eagerly anticipated sophomore album: Stop Kissing Me! Featuring the following soon to be favorites: 1) Mama Don’t Trim My Bangs 2) These Shoes Feel Funny 3) You Can’t Catch Me 4) I Can Do It Myself 5) I Want Cake (for breakfast)

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A Taste of History

Speaking of food… A call for submissions was made a few years ago by the Merced County Historical Society. My mom is a genealogy virtuoso who loves archiving stories of family history that usually involve food. Given that the organization was looking for contributors to share recipes for their publication: Cooking in Merced County A […]

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