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nerd cred commented on Mimetalker's blog post Oddly Hopeful
"Repeating - what a good friend you are. My very best to you and your friend."
Jan 27
Foolish Monkey commented on Mimetalker's blog post Oddly Hopeful
"what a beautiful piece.   I think you're right - being there for a friend is so ...I hate to put it this way but it's how I see it ...it's fulfilling.  it's as if we have trusted and deep friends for so long and there…"
Jan 27
Mimetalker commented on Julie Johnson's blog post The pivot point of the 'memoirs'...
"Arghhh...delete, delete, write, write, delete. Editing is like lancing a boil. Equal parts satisfying and horrid."
Nov 29, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post Statutory Rape Masquerading as Marriage Ends in Virginia
"That picture says it all. Horrified this was a difficult legislation to pass, but then I looked at a website that lists the laws by state and there are many that allow under sixteen with parental consent. Some cite special…"
Nov 28, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump Claims Serious Voter Fraud in Three States
"I've been binge watching the series THE WEST and being reminded of the history of lies our government has perpetuated and continues. Every treaty made with the natives has been violated. Homesteaders were told Montana and Nebraska had moderate…"
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Anna Herrington's blog post Single Mom Looking for Cabin ~ Rustic Okay
"This had me...I want to read more and I like these people. I'm not a fan of detailed descriptions....You gave enough for me to imagine. "
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Phyllis's blog post Day 4 & 5 of B.S.
"I rarely remember dreams anymore. Yours sound delightfully frightening. Love that you are tending rabbits."
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Mimetalker's blog post Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece
"Hi Phyllis! :)"
Nov 27, 2016
Phyllis commented on Mimetalker's blog post Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece
"Congratulations on the play! You sound like a great mom."
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Boanerges's blog post The Witch of November
"When I go to my women writer's retreat in Northern WI. I my days in a shed built into a cliff above Lake Michigan. This past year a storm blew up like I had never seen. I had a hard time making it back to the main lodge and the only reason I…"
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on greenheron's blog post In Defense of Rocks
"I love rocks too. Was thrilled to buy a house with a stone wall in the kitchen. So far none of the grandchildren have suffered concussions."
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Mimetalker's blog post Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece
"Thank you Anna! Can't even begin to express how proud I am of him...especially the respectful and generous way he works with people. Somehow he has managed to acquire equal parts confidence and humility. "
Nov 27, 2016
Anna Herrington commented on Mimetalker's blog post Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece
"A beautiful remembering, mime, and how proud you must be of your son! I never did get up to Eugene to see his play when there... and now he's on to NYC! Yes!! A great shot of him, too  : ) Glad you posted."
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on koshersalaami's blog post UFO's without the F
"I have #7 in my kitchen inherited from my grandmother but no clue what it is. Don't remember my mother or grandmother using it, but It's well worn with scratches and dents. The only other one I knew for sure was the ice block holder. I…"
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on koshersalaami's blog post Pictures from my Thanksgiving trip and stuff around it
"Every family dinner should have the threat of an air horn. Beautiful spaces you have...along with family and pets. Happy for you. "
Nov 27, 2016
Mimetalker commented on Mimetalker's blog post Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece
"Thank you for stopping in... Jmac, koshersalaami, Rosigami, Ron, & Steel Breeze."
Nov 27, 2016

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Oddly Hopeful

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 8 Comments

I thought I would be at my hermitage for a week end retreat today. I reserved it soon after the election. This was my first free week-end and I knew I’d need it by now. I do but I’m not there. Last night a friend called. Her husband was put on life support and she’s given permission to take him off. “I need you.” I didn’t tell her my plans, how happy I was leaving work that day knowing the next morning I would escape for three days of quiet, walks in the woods, time to sleep, read, think,…


Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece

Posted on November 26, 2016 at 10:30am 9 Comments

My son's birthday is today. He's a grown man, married with three children and just had a play produced at the New York Theater Workshop. But he'll always be my baby...

"Baby Naps" Memoir

My mother gave me a subscription to Parents…


Thanksgiving, Standing Rock, & a hope

Posted on November 24, 2016 at 2:00pm 5 Comments

My daughter is making Thanksgiving dinner today. Her homeschooled children helped create the menu and were up early helping. I can smell it from my bedroom. I've been on Facebook reading "Happy Thanksgiving" greetings from friends amidst posts about Standing Rock. My son-in-law will go there tomorrow. My nine-year old grandson told me that last night when I got home. "Hopefully he won't get arrested, but..." He shrugged and smiled his hope this will not be what I am afraid it will…


My Father's Names

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 8:30am 6 Comments

I called him "Daddy" when he taught me to ride a bike, and baited my fishing hook because I heard the worm scream, and whisker-scratched me good night. I still called him Daddy when he talked about his college track days and set up the high jump in the yard. I have my mother's short legs instead of his long ones.  He set the bar so I could execute a clean jump. "Good job, Punky. Now, a little higher."

At bedtime, we asked questions. "Daddy, how does an…


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At 8:15am on January 6, 2013, Phyllis said…

I have not heard of sparkpeople.com. I will go check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.


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