Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hot Tomato

One of my favorite pastimes is growing things. My friends tease me about how many times I check to see if something I have planted has grown or even has come up. A week ago, I planted some zinnias, one … Continue reading

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Free Parking

I have a friend who made a trip to Des Moines, Iowa, a couple of weeks ago. I took him to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport and dropped him off for the flight to Iowa, having agreed to meet him four … Continue reading

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Perks

I don’t know about you, but I think most everybody loves perks. When I was teaching high school, the only perk connected with my teaching job was the satisfaction of seeing students learning and getting excited about their education. Although I had … Continue reading

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In Medias Res

When I was studying at Furman University to be an English teacher, I remember my teachers adding to my vocabulary the term, “in media res,” meaning in the middle of things. It was used to describe a writing that did … Continue reading

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The “Golf” Tournament

According to Wikipedia, “Golf” (also known as Polish Polka, Polish Poker, Turtle, Hara Kiri, or Crazy Nines[1]) is a card game where players try to earn the lowest number of points (as in golf, the sport) over the course of … Continue reading

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Stented Growth

In 2009, I was mowing the yard when my arms began to ache with an unusual kind of ache. Although the ache went away after I came in and rested, I decided I needed to have it checked out, and … Continue reading

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An Interruption

My symphony partner, Mimi, was unable to use her ticket this past week so I was able to take my Greek partner to his first symphony concert. I was a bit concerned as the program was highlighted by a violin … Continue reading

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