Anna Herrington
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writer. gardener. mom.
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Dear Foolish Monkey

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:50am 48 Comments

I so enjoy/ed having you post here - saw a painting of you as George Washington, yesterday? but was on the way to the oral surgeon with a husband in tooth agony and didn't have time to comment. I loved it!

I wish you knew how much I appreciate you and your input and posts and paintings here and how disappointing it is to sign on this morning and you are no longer here.…


Posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:30am 13 Comments

That's pretty much the news around here.

Looking at an…


The Sensible Families Let the Twelve Year-olds Drive Home

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 11:00pm 6 Comments

‘Fireworks illegal here, too,’ she said, chatting fondly about the old school Fourth of July days with a friend they couldn’t know would die within the week,

‘which makes me nostalgic for those southern Fourth of Julys back in the day, in that humid Georgia heat…


Happy Father's Day

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 7:30am 7 Comments

To all you Dads around here.

This is the zealous scrub jay dad who has been waking me up at 5am for weeks as he checks to make sure the cats are inside while his babies hop around on the fence…


Two White Bowls

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 7:41am 24 Comments

They were simple bowls, smooth, white porcelain, vertical sides with rounded lip,…


This Evening's Sunset Drive

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:30pm 10 Comments

  People sometimes say there's not a whole lot to do around here, and sometimes I'd say that's true.....

  But the sunset drives sure are beautiful.

 Son's old 1988 stick-shift red e30 BMW is pretty fun, too.…


Supposedly Jane Goodall

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 7:30am 24 Comments

“When the aging gorilla is confronted with the much more virile, new alpha-male, he shows submissiveness by grooming the alpha-male, but the gesture is actually a vain attempt by the old gorilla to humiliate his much younger rival.”…


My Ancient High on Acid Adventure ~ SBA/RR Challenge: Music

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 11:30pm 25 Comments

The bar had gotten crowded and close, was getting downright pungent, when the lights dimmed, the headliner band announced. The LSD our group had taken on the walk over to the club was just kicking in - for me, a highly unusual state of events. When acid was offered earlier that evening I’d thought back to the only other time I’d tried it, a little bit shared a with a co-worker years before; the only…


Happy St. Patrick's Day

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:30am 16 Comments

(from twitter)…


It's a Matter of Time

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 11:00am 10 Comments

My husband knew I needed a little somethin' today.... the note he left read:

Today's Musical Adventure:

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

"It's a Matter of Time"


It did the trick  : )

Thought you…


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At 10:03am on May 20, 2018, Robert Wolf said…

Anna: Your acid story was fantastic. It was as if I was experiencing it myself. Though the only time I ever did acid, or what was sold to us as acid, made the back of my brain feel it was dripping blood. 

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!



Day Two: The Show Goes On

Posted by Robert B. James on February 17, 2019 at 8:24am 0 Comments

Two Sundays

Posted by Robert B. James on February 16, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments

WOW {poem}

Posted by J.P. Hart on February 16, 2019 at 4:00am 3 Comments

Bell Bottom Blues

Posted by Robert B. James on February 15, 2019 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted by Ron Powell on February 14, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

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