Monthly Archives: October 2010

Blind for a Day

As I have said before, I am not a poet. But, some days a poem just wants to get written. I wrote the following one several years ago after being fed up with the world – again. I decided to … Continue reading

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No More Creaks

One of the best, yet difficult to get used to, things about this new home is the quiet flooring. Most of the house is carpet-over-slab, while the other areas have large stone tiles. There is no noise. We left old wooden … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Louisville

My sister Diane and I flew to Louisville, KY on Sept. 30th for the purpose of attending the annual St. James Court Art Show. We met our sister Leslie and other family members while we were there. Louisville, named after King Louis … Continue reading

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The Dumbing-Down of America

I have never been so thrilled with the news media as I am with NBC Nightly News (http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=DC9A4C20-BE68-11DF-B09C000C296BA163) for their coverage of the pitiful state of education in this country. The dumbing-down of America did not begin with Bush’s “No … Continue reading

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An Idyllic Life

I’m a boomer, a Cinderella girl. Although I’ve found my Prince Charming, I still dream of a special place… The almost too-steep mountain road ends at our driveway, which winds through the 50 acres of evergreens, maples, oaks, and birches … Continue reading

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Excellent News for Amy

This morning Amy’s Austin oncologist (Dr. Pat) was very pleased with Amy’s treatment results. She said that Amy is responding extremely well to the Taxol doses, that the tumor in her breast is almost gone. Hallelujah!!!! All of our thousands of prayers are working … Continue reading

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Churchill Downs

This is what Churchill Downs looked like in 2001. This is what Churchill Downs looks like now. The majestic steeples are still there – behind all the hideous concrete. They are no longer attention-getters. Might as well forget the Derby’s … Continue reading

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