Category: Friday Round-Up

Steering Clear Friday Round-Up

When we asked Nurse Molly about side effects, she laughed and said she had diarrhea the day after her shot. She said this, double-masked, wearing a down jacket and a knit hat pulled down to her eyebrows. She wore jeans and boots with thick… Continue Reading “Steering Clear Friday Round-Up”

Beaver Mittens Friday Round-Up

We got our first shot. Getting it was a combination of seeking and serendipity. We were euphoric afterward but that feeling – that we could pack up the car and take off across the country – has been tempered by the new strains, the… Continue Reading “Beaver Mittens Friday Round-Up”

Snow Angel Friday Round-Up (One Day Early)

Few things rival a bowl of potato chips and a Coke when you want a fine snack. A friend used to tell the story of how, on Saturday afternoons, her widowed mother would buy a bag of potato chips and divvy up the chips… Continue Reading “Snow Angel Friday Round-Up (One Day Early)”

Quit Cryin’ in Your Beer Friday Round-Up

I love sports talk radio because, in between talk of draft picks and playoff odds, one or the other of the talking jocks says something right out of my dad’s lingo list, like “quit cryin’ in your beer.” This is the most perfect phrase,… Continue Reading “Quit Cryin’ in Your Beer Friday Round-Up”

Try to Be Glad Friday Round-Up

My dog just ate my shirt. Well, not the whole shirt, just the left underarm area where there is a chomp out of the cloth like you might see in a cartoon depiction of a dog going after someone’s shirt. My dog went in… Continue Reading “Try to Be Glad Friday Round-Up”

Poor Boy is Peckish Friday Round-Up

Yesterday’s episode of Donald Trump’s Playhouse, featuring his tiny dancer desk, made life worth living. And his “I’M THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!” explosion was better than a bucket of whipped cream on fresh pie. His little show, played out thumb scroll after… Continue Reading “Poor Boy is Peckish Friday Round-Up”

Purr-fect Friday Round-Up

My life in a parallel universe is going pretty well. Of course, I don’t see my compatriots, the other folks who are wearing masks and hunkering down because, you know, they are hunkering down. I do see the people bunched up around the tavern… Continue Reading “Purr-fect Friday Round-Up”

Take Heart Friday Round-Up

My husband has decided that he must give me this hat for Christmas. I already have beaver mittens and mukluks – both of them replete with beading and bought from native Alaskan vendors. My husband, for a thousand different reasons, is enamored with all… Continue Reading “Take Heart Friday Round-Up”

Did You Mow in Straight Lines Friday Round-Up

Anxiety, self-doubt, accomplishment, laughter, fear, loathing, it was just your run-of-the-mill pandemic, presidential- coup-on-the-horizon kind of week. We are, you all realize, getting to the point where nothing really fazes us. It’s not numbness. I don’t think we’re numb. I think we have extremely… Continue Reading “Did You Mow in Straight Lines Friday Round-Up”

Nome Friday Round-Up

Not that many places are unforgettable but I think Nome is. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll ever be back. What I’ve collected up this week by way of stones and stories will have to do. I’ve thought about that the whole time, telling myself… Continue Reading “Nome Friday Round-Up”

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