Tag Archives: Weekly Writing Challenge

The Lost Art of Postcards

I had previously written about the lost art of handwritten notes here.  I had said there has always been something so exciting about receiving a long-hand written note from far away.  I go through this ritual of looking over the envelope. … Continue reading

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Tears over Gravlax

Recently, while reading the engrossing memoir of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, the memory of my first visit in December 2001 at his Swedish restaurant Aquavit in New York City came rushing back.  My father, Tatay as we called him, passed away early … Continue reading

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Children Say It Like It Is

I was heading west on the sidewalk of our town’s main drag. It was a cool crisp late morning. The clouds had decided to linger. My arms were full. I had picked up the dry cleaning and tucked under one … Continue reading

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We Will Review The Cows!

More than 10 years ago, we were invited by good friends to visit with them at their second home in the Brittany region of France. We flew to Quimper, a pretty town southwest of Paris, well-known, among many things, for … Continue reading

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The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

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Haiku Catchoo I & 2

Stroll along the beach, To eye, to sniff another, Tails up! Wag! New friends! I walk along side Of you, to shield you from harm. As long as I can. This post was inspired by the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing … Continue reading

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Anger Management Badly Needed Here

“@amandacarpenter May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” “Busy blocking the tapeworms that have slithered out of hellspawn @amandacarpenter’s asshole. How’s your day so far?” The above were supposedly tweeted by Allan Brauer, Communications Committee Chairperson … Continue reading

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Dave Takes Five Forever

As I was listening to NPR this morning, they interrupted their broadcast with  the news that Jazz Icon Dave Brubeck has died of heart failure this morning just a day shy of his 92nd birthday.  He was en route to … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: An Unforgettable Family

The following is my amateur effort to rise up to the weekly writing challenge provided by the Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge.  I have been working on this piece for a few nights now. I have decided to tell this … Continue reading

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