Monthly Archives: January 2015

Simplifying Scarves and Smiling

One of my favorite bloggers, Tiffany Green (home@hearthstone) posted “Scarf Solutions” a few weeks ago. I commented that the InterDesign Axis Tie/Belt Rack in Chrome featured in her blog looked like a great solution.  Tiffany suggested I “hold off” while … Continue reading

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She’s Back

The cat came back.  I don’t know where she was, but I know she won’t be leaving my arms again.

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I’m One of “Those” People Now

I’m One of “Those” People Now Dwight told me, “Tell the truth. When you write, tell the truth, even if it makes you look bad.” Yesterday, in the 46-degree sunshine, I let Maude, my cat, lounge on the deck off … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Lesson: Literally vs. Figuratively

Vocabulary Lesson: Literally vs. Figuratively My backyard is literally and figuratively a shit show. Okay, this is not tomorrow’s lesson plan. On Thursday and Friday, I struggled to help students understand the word “figuratively.” Yesterday, with bright sunshine and 36 … Continue reading

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Is My Earache a Sign from Dwight?

Whenever Dwight caught a cold, it settled in his right ear. The pain it caused was palpable. He would wince and press his right hand against his ear. Until this week, I never had an earache. On Tuesday, I woke … Continue reading

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Between Grief and Nothing, I Will Take Grief

As an English major, I studied the essayist and poet, Walter Pater. Dwight and I discussed his writing driving to and from Sundance. Dwight made the connection between Pater’s thoughts on memory and the novel, The Wild Palms by William … Continue reading

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When in Utah, Do as the Mormons Do

When in Utah, Do as the Mormons Do Like the ancient expression, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” Dwight Hooker assimilated into the culture where he lived. As a sequential polygamist, living in Utah, Dwight took me as … Continue reading

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