Category Archives: I Remember When… (my OWN stories)

Memories and vignettes, true stories old or recent.

Over-Charged… or, Night of the Zombie Phone

Just in time for the new year… another terrifying tale about my maladjusted appliances. Or, in this case, electronics. Whatever. They’re all in cahoots. I don’t turn my phone off very often. Instead, I just silence the ringer when I … Continue reading

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Of Figs and Peppers

“Write what you know,” goes the usual advice. So… I’m writing this series of short humorous novels. I’ve mentioned before that the stories take place in Palestine, Texas, which happens to be my home town. I set some key events … Continue reading

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Tuscany on Two Wheels

Last time, I promised to tell you all about our Ciclismo Classico bicycle tour in Italy, besides just the amazing food and guides and lodging and cappuccinos. Here’s the bike garage at Il Mollinello, our guide Sandro’s home / B&B … Continue reading

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Time Traveling

Greetings, friends! So, our big adventure this fall was our first-ever trip to Europe. Call us ambitious, but we’d booked an 8-day bicycle tour for the first week of October… then our older son got stationed in Germany and moved … Continue reading

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Grandparenting: Not for the Faint of Heart

Greetings! We’ve just had a wonderful, whirlwind visit from our son and his family. I’m catching up on sleep and may be lucid enough to write a blog entry… The littles were great fun. The older two entertained us in … Continue reading

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Hittin’ the Brakes

How are you at time management? Maybe you can multi-task, but apparently, I can’t. Case in point: blogging twice a week is keeping me from writing my humor series. Also I’m organizing my interview transcripts, preparing to plunge into writing … Continue reading

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Pandora FAIL

How do you fail at Pandora? To be clear, I’m talking about the online-radio app, not the charm bracelets. Technically, it’s just an app, not an appliance… but I shouldn’t have been surprised. Sunday evening, we had our Liberian friends … Continue reading

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