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KNOCK! KNOCK!

WHO’S THERE? The folks at Daily Press – and man do they have a fun way of inspiring awareness with their weekly photo challenge. When I set out this week with the intention of recognizing the color orange, the fog lifted … Continue reading

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THE STATE OF OUR UNION, A DRESS

Who said time travel is impossible? James T. Kirk managed to do it in five episodes of STAR TREK. Marty McFly took us BACK TO THE FUTURE more than once. H. G. Well’s did it in print and Metro Goldwyn … Continue reading

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MENDOCINO MEMOIR

I seldom leave the confines of my home. Since the fever, I’ve lost all sense of time—minutes slip into hours, day turns to night, summer to autumn. Oftentimes, I’m too weak to open a window on my own. Occasionally, the … Continue reading

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ON BEING YACCARINO’D

‘Twas the first day of class, suspense flooded the room, Yet, my stomach gurgled a wee sense of doom. For I’ve been to enough workshops to know what to expect: A roller coaster of emotions, which inevitably reflect Anxiety, frustration, … Continue reading

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OBJECT OF DESIRE

The night our relationship began was like any other August evening in the San Francisco Bay area. Foghorns droned. Seals arp-arped. A chill fog rolled over, under, and around the Golden Gate Bridge, spreading its misty fingers into the nooks … Continue reading

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BREAKING SILENCE – A Pet Peeve Comes to Light

“Just let it out Margo!” my daughter urged. She started calling me Margo at a young age, whenever yelling “Mom! Mom! Mom!” didn’t get my attention. Clearly, she thought I had been keeping silent too long. An hour of heavy … Continue reading

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THE CLASH OF TWO CHALLENGES

Liesl wielded the cumbersome wand over the ancient cauldron with the agility of a lumberjack felling a sapling. Dwarfed by the knotted rod’s size, it was obvious why the young girl’s name had been first shortened to little Elisabeth, then … Continue reading

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