Tomagrams

Cleaning Up: A Gift Bag of Good Intentions

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cleaning supplies
Clearly, there's a message in these bottles. Last week I received a less than subtle rebuke regarding my slovenly ways, make that alleged slovenly ways....

Does a Bird Poop in the Kitchen?

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Direct hit: a disapproving dive bomb, a bird's rebuke on my blog? When a Critic Came to Roost or... Yesterday the mercury neared 70 degrees, a...

Lawn Mowing Hypothesis Tested and Confirmed

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After weeks of extensive testing and observation, I can unequivocally and confidently say my hypothesis holds true; the lawn is not going to mow...

Today Is Special…And So Is Tomorrow

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Whether tap water, hard cider (above) or French Champagne, drink up, toast the day. I have a quirk (okay, maybe a lot of quirks),...

Today’s Proverb: A Load of Crap

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Today's Proberb (based on local feedback) He who has a parcel of errands in town, should refrain from first loading his truck with manure...or perhaps If...

Sorry Ma’am, I’m Out of Jam (for Now)

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empty jelly jars in the pantry
With my last jar of jam (apricot) spoken for, I am officially out of preserves. Seasonal changes surround me, bare branches have a costume...

Being Followed by More Than a Moon Shadow

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full moon through the madrona trees
I'm not sure if it's the snoring bulldogs (who share a combined decibel level of an idling chainsaw) or the sump pump activation two...

Making My Mark: A Cure for the Common Cold

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cure for the common cold
Like most men, I complain when I'm sick. (Cough, sneeze, whine, repeat.) Fortunately for friends and family alike, Boz and Gracie endure my pithy...

A Man, His Truck, and the Road Not Traveled

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With rear-wheel drive, snow is not our friend Life doesn't always turn out the way you initially visualize it. My teen mind daydreamed about a...

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby…

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My mother just turned 80, and the family was together to celebrate not only the milestone but the lovely woman who wears it so...