Tag Archives: Desert

Valentine’s Day for this High Maintenance Woman

Written while living in Arizona: A friend of mine asked me what we would be doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. She hasn’t known us for all that long, nor does she know us too well. I got to thinking about … Continue reading

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Roadrunners and Javelina

My husband was brought to Arizona when he was just five years old and he has lived most of his life here. Before I moved with him to Arizona in 2012, I had lived and worked in Ohio, Switzerland, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Take Two — A Bit of an Edge

My husband has yielded to my twisting of his arm — and you are my witnesses.  I am laying aside some other projects for the time being, as I have coerced my Navy Veteran husband to share some of his … Continue reading

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A Delightful Interruption

Like many people, my husband and I have had a lot on our plates lately. Tax papers to get in order, our freezer’s ice maker going on the fritz and turning our kitchen floor into a puddle, a painful tooth … Continue reading

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Life in the Desert

In an attempt to lure you into looking at some earlier slices of life in the desert, I am going to reprint the page called The Beginning.  I would ask that when you finish reading these brief paragraphs, you click … Continue reading

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Names and Life are Weird. So is the Author.

Like many of us, I answer to a variety of names depending on who is calling: My eldest brother has called me Hornet since I was a young girl and sported a sweatshirt with my elementary school mascot. My Mom … Continue reading

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When a Warrior is Needed

As a kid, I was never a girly-girl. I was a tom-girl who didn’t have much patience for a lot of fluff. I was indifferent to painted nails but loved adventures.  I was impatient with those silly pictures of guardian … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures in Ordinary Time

There are the certainties that come with life that can be painful: death, taxes, changing planes in Atlanta. There are the seasonal bumps in life that come at an inconvenient time: colds and flu, yard cleanup, leaky plumbing, exam time. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day for this High Maintenance Woman

A friend of mine asked me on Sunday what we would be doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. She hasn’t known us for all that long, nor does she know us too well. I got to thinking about how … Continue reading

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A Bit of an Edge

I have written blog posts on a whole variety of subjects, but today I write, not about an idea or issue, but about a man. He is a man who can tell a story and who has a handshake that … Continue reading

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