SPONTANEITY, THE SPICE OF LIFE

If spontaneity is the spice of life,
our little road trip on Sunday was a mediterranean street festival on wheels –

a true feast for the tongue, delight for the nose, treat for the eye, and a joy for the spirit.

 

 

The first stop on our adventure was  Continue reading

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THE STOWAWAY

photo (26)Three hours in, and it’s a crapshoot as to whose self-control has disintegrated faster than tissue paper kissed by a lit match.

From where, oh where
did that blast of vile wind spring forth?

What insidious organ expelled you from its moonless abyss?

Or did you escape intentionally?
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ONE MORE REASON TO ‘TWAS

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‘Twas the 6th of January, one more reason to feast.
‘Twas not only Little Christmas, but the birthday of our beast.

Five years ago she was placed here on earth
Apparently, with intentions of spreading merriment and mirth.

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NO WORDS, but for three

Rest In Peace

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‘TWAS THE NIGHT OF WINTER SOLSTICE

‘Twas three nights before Christmas, the fifth of Hanukkah,
four from Galungan, and still five ’til Kwanzaa.
‘Twas two months since Muharram and India’s festival of light,
when sun snuggled down into earth’s longest night.
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A Sixties Family Christmas

While I’m away this week, I hope you’ll enjoy Tony Quarrington’s look back in time as much as I did… A Sixties Family Christmas.

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SEVEN CHICKS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We’re seven savvy chicks, soon to be eight.
We write on one Sunday each month
Over pie, cookies, even haggis,
To prompts while we sip tea and munch.

Whether foul of mood or weather, we meet,
Pens firing reflections onto the sheet,
Heart-wrenching, gut-churning, ofttimes offbeat.
It’s always a welcome retreat.

Take this, for example. Continue reading

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