Author Archives: merseamersea

About merseamersea

setter of cryptic crosswords, designer of jewelry, paper and card maker, editor, quilter, embroiderer, cook, avid mystery reader and occasional writer. Find me on Facebook as Maggie-beth Rees Rasor.

Bread and Circuses

In light of the deeds being “promised” – or, in my opinion, threatened – by the administration currently in power, consider, if you have a moment, the observations of a Spanish poet who died in 1936, at the age of … Continue reading

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There’s a new “beat” poet in town.

Finally – a new poet explodes upon the literary scene. Her name is Lucy, and she’s a puppy. She has taken pencil in paw and written her first opus. Enjoy. “Dey say a cutie pi izz what I am. I … Continue reading

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Why don’t I care? What’s wrong with me?

My husband has just been reading to me a FB post. Apparently, Melania Trump had lunch. And for some reason, this is important. Well, of course, lunch is important. Breakfast, I hear, is MORE important, but I won’t make an … Continue reading

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A Poem for Toot

Our wonderful friend (and author) Kate Thornton wrote this poem to commemorate the passing of our sweet little girl. It is a tribute not only to Toot, but to every beloved pet anyone has ever loved and lost, so I … Continue reading

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Godspeed, darling little Toot

Our adored precious angel sweetheart Toot left us tonight. Quietly, peacefully, unexpectedly. No trouble – just sorrow. From the day we got her – April 3, 2008 (she was 5), until tonight, she never gave us anything but joy and … Continue reading

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Even a bad photographer takes a good picture now and then.

Kind of amazed, looking at this picture. Because it’s beautiful, and I’m the one who took it – with my cell phone camera. I guess sometimes even a blind squirrel finds an acorn…

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Route 66, then and now

When my friend Pat and I toured a large part of the southwest and midwest for 6 weeks last spring, we visited every quilt shop we could find, stopped at any thing and any place that looked interesting, from The … Continue reading

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