Anna Herrington
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aka 'Just Thinking...'Always musing, writing memoir - and now working on novels, both YA and adult - loving life in the mountains.In pretty much reverse order, research, hiking, swimming, canoeing, photography, the garden, writing/tea, friends near and far, family, kids, love of my life.
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Spring in the Neighborhood, Winter on the Hills

Posted on April 1, 2017 at 11:12am 29 Comments

If you're ever taking a walk in my town, as you turn onto the one street that has buried their telephone poles, this is the unencumbered view.

Thought I'd share before heading to the garden for some much needed hours in the dirt...

Happy April -- no fools.…


Live Stream: Women's March on Washington

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 10:46am 24 Comments

The March is on!!

The Marches are on!

All over the country... 

It is powerful, exciting, crucially important -- for all. 

I don't have Foolish Monkey's gift of narrating events, but here is the link to The Guardian's live stream of the event. Not sure how or if I could embed, but...…


A Decade Older Overnight

Posted on November 6, 2016 at 12:39pm 31 Comments

I woke up in the middle of the night last night (this morning, really), some part of my being attuned to the emptiness in our eighteen year-old son’s room next door.  Turning on the light I read for a couple hours, reading Saffron Dreams, about a Muslim widow of 9/11, her husband in the towers, the senseless end of a beloved’s life, her trying to make sense of the world in its aftermath.…


Halloween Parade

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 10:00am 15 Comments

Halloween is the best. The horror and gore version of Halloween, not so much for me, but the masquerade, the costumery, the spectacle.

The fun. That’s Halloween.

Our local theater town throws a parade each year on Halloween afternoon, Main St. closed to traffic, while the Children’s…


A Re-post

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 9 Comments

The very last secret in my father’s life came on slowly: teasing our family with that first shocking glimpse, leaving its clues…


I Cannot

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 8:12am 46 Comments

To Those Who Wish Middle-aged Women Would Just Stay in Their Proper, Conforming Box



Missing Kim

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 9:00am 53 Comments

Open Calls Catch Up

Posted on March 25, 2016 at 12:28pm 16 Comments

First was the open call about books on your bookshelf. “What’s On Your Bookshelves?”I wanted to join in on that one but all the books were stacked in the hallway rather than sitting on their shelves.…


The Affair

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 27 Comments

(When someone wrote this, I had to got me writing, anyway!)

Her name is Isabel. I’ve known about her my entire life; she is the neighbor who slept with my father over and over again when I was a baby. Isabel was also married, they were good friends of my parents.…


The First Valentine ~ back when straight marriage was banned

Posted on February 14, 2016 at 2:38pm 7 Comments

The legends of the beginnings of Valentine’s Day are varied and confused — some say there were actually three different men called Valentine back in the day, the days of ancient Rome, that…


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At 9:26pm on June 16, 2015, Julie Johnson said…

I saw that too.  I'm so sorry.  

At 4:04am on March 18, 2015, Julie Johnson said…

Love your stories! The faded photograph one in particular. I have some of those also.  The renters, the clear way you describe them? They haunted my thoughts for weeks after reading yours.  Yet, comforting somehow.  ty!

At 12:55pm on March 12, 2015, Rosigami said…

Hiiiiiiiii! So happy to be friends here!


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