Month: February 2016

Keep Them Doggies Movin’

Anyone else out there feel like their life is a cattle round-up? Just when you get those doggies moving, (a doggie, or dogie, is a motherless calf) circled up, headed for home, they all decide they need a drink. My rule of life: there is never a moment where you will get any group- from…

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And Gutenberg Lived Here: Life Changes Part Three: Marriage? Where’s The Dowry?

Some time ago Marie, a momentarily non-writing member of the Friday Loose Bloggers, mentioned her wedding, and the place a dowry holds in Northern Ireland. That got me thinking about my family. Generations of hardworking Irish-Americans. Puritan preachers, farmers, mill owners, And horse trainers. Lots of love, but not much need for a dowry. Until,…

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Major Life Changes: Part Two

Yesterday, the LBC VUBP (very unusual blogging people) asked for my assessment of the topic “major life changes.” And I tried my best to be serious. And adult. But the thing is, the more serious a topic, the more humour I find in it. It’s a mechanism that goes back to nursery days. Of listening…

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Major Life Changes: Part One

I think I understand, from a year plus a bit of writing for the LBC, the friday loose bloggers consortium, what Shackman meant when he proposed this one. There are moments in life that are irreversible. Someone comes into your life, Someone leaves, often in an unexpected or tragic way. Some event happens that changes…

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