Amy Abbott
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Encouraging Suicide in my Kitchen

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:03pm 3 Comments

While the world watches Anthony Weiner’s struggle to become Mayor of New York City, I’ve got real problems.\

I have gnats.  Little black swarming devils have taken over my now-scrubbed-clean kitchen  (yes, even those spaces next to the stove).

We’ve lived in our home for seventeen years, and aside from a plague of tiny ants in the kitchen once, we’ve been pretty bug-free.  Our son was six when we moved in, and I made a Motherly/Wifely Decree that no food be gnawed…


Thanks, Baby Cambridge, for not being born on my birthday.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:23pm 2 Comments

I celebrate a birthday this week, and I’m thrilled to pieces that the Royal Baby was born today and not on my special day. Best of luck to the new future King, whose reign I will most likely never celebrate. Because of those good Windsor genes, a pundit speculated that the future king may not take the throne until 2070.

This birthday isn’t one of the special numbers – although some might say that when one is over fifty, every year is a significant number.  I’ll give you…


On Rejection

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 10:00am 12 Comments

"The conscience of an editor is purely decorative." -- Oscar Wilde

I am under the impression that I can make my living with this trade of writing.  I've been operating under this delusion for nearly four years now, buoyed up by my husband's ginormous compensation as a academic librarian (she speaks wryly.)

Like many…


June's Bounty in Ireland, Part 2

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 1:01pm 2 Comments




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I saw one Mountain Lion

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