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Eulogy for an Outdoorsman

Three Songs of John

Where leaves and breezes meet, he sleeps,
disciple of oaks and maples, dappled sunlight,
worshiper of rushing streams, trout leaping for a fly. 573 more words

Roller Coasting

Part 3 of 3 of yesterday’s post.

Monday night:
My night on duty Mama called me upstairs only once, and not until nearly 4am, but I hadn’t slept well waiting for her to call me, and thinking she was when she was muttering in her sleep. 1,051 more words

Caring For A Parent

GRIEF, a poem

It still comes

With the surprise of a cut finger

Sliced by a sharp knife,

Deep and acute;

 Or slashed by a dull blade,

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A home is never so empty as when one has lost a beloved cat. Even if there are other pets still present, chances are they feel the loss as well. 395 more words



Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
By Scott Simon

Genre: Memoir
Rating: * * * * (4 of 5)
Copyright 3/31/2015 by Flatiron Books… 108 more words

Book Reviews

Kids of Appetite

by David Arnold
First sentence: “Consider this: billions of people in the world, each with billions of I ams.”
Support your local independent bookstore: … 388 more words


Join me in dedicating Cat's Paw: Beloved kitties who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge

I will be dedicating my new Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery, Cat’s Paw, (launch November 10th) to all those beloved, precious, wonderful kitties who are no longer with us. 172 more words