Monthly Archives: September 2008

Time and Place

    This week, Tink wants us to show examples of “time” and “place” for the Weekly Word Challenge     Well, let’s talk about what TIME can do to a PLACE…     Grand Canyon is one of the most studied geologic landscapes in the world. … Continue reading

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A little wordzzle here, a little wordzzle there…

    Chatty still only gets out of bed to go to the bathroom and then wander briefly into the family room to whine to The Wiz about how lousy she feels.     So, nothing to report chez Chatty – except that she … Continue reading

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Primitive and Modern

    Chatty is back from her fabulous trip back through time in Northern Arizona.  She came home (it felt good to be home);
she kissed The Wiz (it felt good to kiss The Wiz); then she noticed that The Wiz was coughing his head off, sneezing,  trembling like an aspen, puffing like a grampus, and altogether QUITE
unwell.  

    Sadly, Chatty noticed this AFTER she had kissed him…

    The upshot is that we are now both as sick as dogs (but not OUR dogs, who are perfectly healthy – and wonder why we spend so much time groaning …
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Chatty Goes North

    Chatty is headed out of town again. For those of you keeping score, that’s twice in one month – just call her peripatetic
(she has always wanted to use that word in a sentence…)

    Chatty’s good friend N’awlins Nurse has arrived for a visit, which in itself is cause for celebration.  Ike having bypassed New Orleans (although NN had to evacuate for
Gustav…), she was able to make her trip as scheduled. Of course, our hearts go out to the victims of Ike, but Chatty is really glad her friend didn’t have to evacuate twice in two …

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Another Week, Another Wordzzle…

    It’s time for more Wordzzles!     This week’s mini-challenge asks us to use the following five words in a short short story:drag racepoppy seedswing from a starJohn Denverdiagram     Here’s Chatty’s entry:     “Madge quivered with anger when the tinny loudspeakers belched forth … Continue reading

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As we wait for land-fall

Mother Nature is a stern taskmaster, and she brooks no interference.

I now wait and hope that this new hurricane will lose strength and not lay waste to the coast of Texas.

However, hurricanes being what they are, and meteorology being as exact as it is, this is probably a vain hope.

So, I pray that those who need to evacuate – especially those who fear to do so because they are in this country without proper validation – will take heed, trust the government of the state of
Texas, and LEAVE while there is still time.

I have friends in New Orleans, who …
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DeGrazia’s Little Chapel

    Chatty and Book Girl had a wonderful time in Tucson.     We ate at one “so-so” vegetarian restaurant (so-so because the hype had led us to believe it was more than just your average Indian restaurant, and it wasn’t…it was OK … Continue reading

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