Monthly Archives: December 2008

Losing a Friend

I got a Christmas card today. Because of the crazy weather here in Portland, our mail delivery has been a little off schedule. We always get a few cards after Christmas, but this year there were a ton of them. … Continue reading

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Nightwalk in December

It’s come to my understanding that an extra second has been added to the end of this year to adjust the atomic clock. Great, that oughta get me caught up! I don’t often write poetry—like maybe once every other decade—but … Continue reading

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White Christmas

It’s December 24th, and all over the Pacific Northwest kids are experiencing the only white Christmas they may see in a lifetime. My own snow and ice memories are something I deeply treasure, and I can’t help but wax romantic … Continue reading

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Snowbound in Portland

With the wild weather in Portland (and from what I’ve heard, throughout much of the US) I’ve been reading a lot of blog and Facebook posts grumbling about the snow. Come on, guys! You are part of a historical weather … Continue reading

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God Rest ye Merry Gentlecats

I wrote this song a couple of years ago. Today my husband, Webfoot Bob, helped me create a You Tube video. The lyrics: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlecats God rest ye merry gentlecats, let nothing you dismay You know that … Continue reading

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Christmas Getting to Know You

Several of my blogging buddies have posted the following Christmas “getting to know you”.  Here are my answers. I’ll warn you, I’m a total fruitcake when it comes to Christmas. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Usually wrapping paper—but I feel … Continue reading

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WARNING: automatic renewal system

Has suckered you into a Gold Membership so you can contact an old friend or organize a reunion? Did you go for that 3 month membership for $12? If so, you need to know that you may have unknowingly … Continue reading

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Kodak / Customer Disservice

Have you ever had to deal with a company’s online customer service and had them give you the runaround? How did you respond?  I try to remember that these people are only human, but sometimes they push me so far … Continue reading

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No More Negativity / A Little Good News

It seems that everywhere I go lately all I hear is negativity, and blogs are no exception.  The other day I read about the restructuring in the publishing industry on at least four different blogs.  I won’t go into details … Continue reading

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Blogging Challenge

A challenge was posted on the Kidlit listserve a few weeks ago: Comment on five blogs each day for three weeks. Heck, I’m lucky if I can read five blog posts a day, which is why I currently have a … Continue reading

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