Currently Browsing: December 2013

It is Christmas.

It’s Christmas today. I wrote this villanelle in October of 2009 for a poetry class.  I originally posted it here.  I know it’s not great. I don’t remember the grade or feedback I got on it. But I like it and it’s the time of year when you should appreciate the small things that make […]

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Merry Today

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, […]

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The Countdown to Christmas

I got our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we’ve had plenty of time to enjoy it.  This year I stuck with my red/white/gold theme, but also added a few rustic touches.  There are a few antler ornaments and the bow on top is made of burlap. I think it came together pretty nicely, […]

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The Puppy

My puppy is turning into a dog.  I barely even recognize him any more.  He weighs about 25 pounds now and is quickly gaining on Bella as far as his height is concerned. But he’s sweet as ever.

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How to Get Rid of a Tree Stump

Yes, this is a blog post about a stump.  Before I moved in with Mike, this stump was a giant pine tree.  Shortly before I moved in, Mike and his roommate had it cut down.  They decided to cut it at this height and leave it in the yard because they thought it’d make a […]

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