Category Archives: Music

Rainy Days and Mondays

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A bit of a whine. Sometimes we just have to indulge ourselves. There’s an old Carpenters song called, “Rainy Days and Mondays”. It’s been running through my head today… a dratted earworm. It’s Monday of the Victoria Day long weekend. A … Continue reading

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Ice Floes and Invisible Women

The wind has been howling for two days, making the windows rattle, the house creak. Shaking the rose bush by the kitchen window so it sounds as if something is trying to get into the house, angry and demanding. This … Continue reading

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Friendship Balls and Bad Daughters

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A few years ago I was in New Orleans for a work event. Like many business travellers, when I had some free time, I went in search of gifts for my family. I don’t do that anymore. When you’re on … Continue reading

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On Being Skeptical of Cynicism

Sweetie and I made a conscious decision last evening to turn off the TV, listen to music and share some wine and conversation. To connect. Sort of like date night but at home. We’re trying to do this more often. … Continue reading

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Noisemaker, noisemaker

Noisemaker, noisemaker, you have no complaint. You are what  you are and you ain’t what you ain’t.  –Dear Abby, by John Prine It’s my own fault, I know. I have only myself to blame. For Christmas I found some very nice … Continue reading

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Lights, lawns and politics

Sweetie put up the Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago. Well, let me clarify. Sweetie replaced one string of lights that had burnt out. He leaves them up year round. Calls them winter cheer lights. By the time summer … Continue reading

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Annie and Florence

Okay, maybe it’s not for everyone. A week or so ago I wrote about Annie Lennox’s Christmas album, how intrigued I was. I bought it. Got the last copy in the store. I’ve listened to it several times, most recently during a … Continue reading

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