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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.

The Christmas Battlefield

As my cousin David’s 5th grade teacher once said: “There is NOTHING as OVER as Christmas”… Advertisements

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Da babies have new nicknames.

Our  little shih tzu Miss Toot is now completely blind. Her sense of direction was lousy when she had sight, and it is now nil. On top of that, with her little pushed-in snout, her sense of smell isn’t all … Continue reading

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Don’t let the door hit you as you exit.

Ralph W. Sockman (you really should google him) said, among MANY OTHER THINGS: “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” I’m splitting this into two … Continue reading

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Two Uncles + One Poem = Small Epiphany

I got gobsmacked by two dead uncles today. If you want to know why, read on. First, the back story. I was lucky enough to have had several uncles when I was growing up, on both sides of my family. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mexico.

Just watched the beginning festivities for the US football game (Raiders v. Texans) being held as I write in Mexico City. This isn’t the first game that has been played there – my Cardinals were there in 2005 – but … Continue reading

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Welcome to the depths of despair

Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney in the Trump cabinet. And let’s not even TALK about the Supreme Court, and the guy he plans to put in charge of the EPA. Remember that Chinese curse: “May you live in … Continue reading

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We the People…Not so much these days

Any system that expects to thrive by emphasizing differences rather than similarities is doomed to fail. The unfortunate thing is that it may take YEARS – even GENERATIONS – for that truth to come home. Meanwhile, the rich get richer, … Continue reading

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