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Honor thy mother (and grandmother)

I was thinking about my mother last night and today, and it occurred to me that -- at least here at TPM --  I have dropped more criticisms than praises of her in various comments -- comments that may have...
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What Matters

I saw, and appreciated Ripper's blog which asked who needed real time assistance. There are people who need that assistance. I might be one of them, if I did not suffer insuperable pride. So, because I still do, I direct your...I saw, and appreciated Ripper's blog which asked who needed real time assistance. There are people who need that assistance. I might be one of them, if I did not suffer insuperable pride. 
So, because I still do, I direct your attention to my Posterous page:http://wendystaebler.posterous.com/

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Keel-hauled Redemption

I am not a poet; my mother was. So, I'm cautiously taking baby steps, re: poetry. To see the photograph that illustrates what I am talking about, well or badly, please link to:http://wendystaebler.posterous.com/   A fog-bound sloop, trapped in...
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Ask not....

Several voices I respect at the Cafe have recently commented --  somewhat dismissively, if ironically -- that the Cafe has, in their view, lost its luster; to them, the tone of the Cafe has become "boring" pablum that may be...
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Boomtoons

 BOOMTOONS:  An Interactive Forum for Women Over 50             When I was in the sixth grade, a friend with journalistic ambitions decided to enlist the help of his classmates to publish a weekly newspaper. The format was a single...
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Deadlock Redux

NOTE: I did not repost this. Apparently it was reposted automatically when the weekend spam was deleted. So dpo continue the discussion if you are interested in doing so --- particularly if the discussion moves on from the particular...
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Again, a Dark and Stormy Night

It's snowing -- in Charleston, SC, for the first time since 1990. It is then, for us, "a dark and stormy night." Which recalls the laughs we had last year -- our hearts newly full of hope and confidence after...
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A Kumbaya Curry

After all that talk about donuts yesterday, dinner was either going to be a complete breakdown at Krispee Kreme or, to forestall that, spontaneously asking friends over (including Republicans) to share a one-dish meal intended to be nourishing, rejuvenating...
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ORACLES

Donal has reminded us how prescient George Orwell and Aldous Huxley were in their imaginings of the future. To that roster of insightful seers I would like to add Doris Lessing, who wrote The Golden Notebook in 1962.  Perhaps...
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No Anima, No Animus, Just Animation

Tomorrow is a day to relax with friends and family. A day to give thanks for not only the basics, but also the things that make us smile.Little else makes me smile with as much simple pleasure as does clever...

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