Category Archives: Slice of Life

it was just a matter of time for Carport Kitty


Carport Kitty on the move Carport Kitty sitting in our driveway assessing the situation Hmmm… inevitable I told Pretty I believed Neighbor John must be out of town this week because Carport Kitty, Bully Cat and Yellow Cat a/k/a Orange … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story


The disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai last month following her accusations of sexual assault against a prominent member of the Chinese Communist Party has had international implications for the world of tennis that have now spilled over into … Continue reading

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the 37th. time is the charm: vivid memory of Peng Shuai


The disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai last month following her accusations of sexual assault against a prominent member of the Chinese Communist Party has had international implications for the world of tennis that have now spilled over into … 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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reflecting on President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving message as we Build Back Better


I’m sure many of you received this email today from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; but for anyone who missed it, I will happily share. Read, reflect, repeat. Dear friends,Again and again, I write to express my gratitude for … Continue reading

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train up a child in the way she should go…


and when she is old, she will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 or something like that) Or in our house, it’s more like bring up the little girl as a University of South Carolina Gamecock fan and, hopefully, she’s … Continue reading

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The Words She Didn’t Say


She wanted to speak, but the words wouldn’t come. They stuck in her mind like pavement to gum. Release me, release me the words cried today. I’m afraid, she said, as she held them at bay. We will be heard, … 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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