Tag Archives: Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

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Until I was six, I thought Uncle Sally’s name was Who-Gives-A-Sh*t. The neighbors, the few friends he had, his business associates, the family – even  his mother, my Nana. She’d hoped the label wouldda’ forced her caro Salvatore to change his lackadaisical … Continue reading

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A NEW YEAR’S BLESSING

Our angel is weary. The eggnog’s all gone. Tree needles are falling onto unvacuumed parmesan. The stockings all hung from the chimney last week are now socks on my feet which are starting to reek. We were all forced to … Continue reading

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DRAWING A BLANK

This Page This Blank Page This Spotless, Blank, White Page Why is it so terrifying? So intimidating? So daunting?

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NOW THAT HALLOWEEN HAS PASSED…

  “…gather your witches, vampires and bats, spiders, ghosties and arch-backed black cats. Stand them together with goblins and ghouls, then stack them up high on the backs of pack mules, Or store them in boxes way up in your … Continue reading

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NIGHTMARE ON UNTER DEN LINDEN – A Banned Books Week Tribute

It’s somehow fitting. The sweeping square is shrouded in silence, but for the dime-size drops of rain slapping the neatly laid cobbled stones under my feet. The typically bustling quad is empty too, except for the line of  bicycles strung … Continue reading

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HEY, RAPUNZEL ~ SURF’S UP!

The only thing missing from the stone tower resting up against a craggy cliff side along the southern California coast is a sixty-foot silken braid trailing from the top window slit to the rocky beach below. Well, maybe the thick, … Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Man In The Icicle

  Winter Dissolving crystalline crust decomposing evaporating

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