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everything, everywhere all at once – Cardinal style


the two OG cats post Carport Kitty neighbor cat visits regularly Charly getting white hair, too – but still always at my side Carl’s life is as blurry as this picture with loss of hearing, vision – but his smell … Continue reading

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human frailty, mendacity, and George Santos – plus pink boxing gloves


“We all want life to be simple and our relationships to be enchanted, and then along comes human frailty. Before we know it, all will be lost,” said postmistress Dorcas Lane to Minnie her maid in one of my favorite … Continue reading

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last train from Gun Hill – and Ukraine


In 1959 when I was thirteen years old, my daddy decided unexpectedly to take my mama and me to a movie in Houston, Texas. This was HUGE for me because (1) my daddy never wanted to spend any money on … Continue reading

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twas the week before Christmas…


and all through the house just one creature was stirring, for sure not a mouse. The colorful papers were wrapped into shape by Pretty whose hands never made a mistake. Her gifts were bought with the greatest of care throughout … Continue reading

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I hope you dance


(I looked over my posts in 2022 to determine which ones were favorites as decided by my followers in cyberspace, and then I picked one from your favs that was in my top three to post again. Enjoy.) I hope … Continue reading

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dear Santa, send boxing gloves


Before you ask yourself whether you’ve read this story before, I can say possibly – it’s a seasonal favorite of mine. This year my good friend Ed Madden’s annual holiday letter included a fabulous vintage Christmas card of a boxing … 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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