Category Archives: Random

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou (1928-2014)


You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping … Continue reading

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I hope you dance


I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,May you never take one single breath for granted,God forbid love ever leave you empty handed,I hope you still feel small when … Continue reading

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make a wish – then blow


granddaughter Ella clutches dandelion at Eudora Farms No matter her new flower discovery at age 2 1/2 years was actually a weed whose fluffy top took flight when she followed her Aunt Kaka’s admonition to “Make a wish, then blow.” … Continue reading

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disaster strikes Carport Kitty


The routine Carport Kitty has trained me for begins with her breakfast every morning. The time varies, depending on when she decides to welcome the new day. She seems to rely on the ridiculous barking of our three dogs who … Continue reading

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call it like I see it? heck no! today I call it like we’d rather hear it


Covid is over – no need to ever wear a mask again. Anywhere. All gone. If you see someone wearing a mask these days, like at the grocery store or ball game or again, anywhere, that person is a wild-eyed … Continue reading

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once upon a time there was a calico cat


Once upon a time there was a thin elderly calico cat with a limp that showed up in the carport of Pretty and her wife who lived on Cardinal Drive. Pretty could never resist a stray cat, neglected dog or … Continue reading

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all cat adventures point to Pretty


If the Jeopardy question was who loves to rescue people, animals, random family castaway treasures – the correct answer would be who is Pretty? If the Jeopardy question was what particular super Cat Sleuth solved the mystery of the Bully … Continue reading

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was Fats Domino in love with a cat?


I’m walkin’, yes indeedAnd I’m talkin’ about you and meI’m hopin’ that you’ll come back to me, yeah (lyrics from I’m Walkin by Dave Bartholomew/Antoine Domino) Carport Kitty spied on morning walk today under Neighbor John’s truck Carport Kitty has … Continue reading

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Thanks Giving: Good News Travels Fast


Seven years ago today I published this Thanksgiving post – I am still thankful for Teresa (known now to you as Pretty), our home, our family and for the recognition our relationship received in time for giving thanks in 2014. … Continue reading

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joining the community of lesbian cat lovers


Carport Kitty has dropped by around dinner time for the past two late afternoons and I, as Pretty predicted, make sure to rush her food to the carport before she has time to think I have failed her. No sign … Continue reading

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