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Melissa works Tuesday – Thursday at the Ski & Sun shop in Davistown. She recently gave Jim Dunphy who owns Jim’s Music Hall, her recipe for a vegetarian sloppy Joe. He said he tweaked it a little & she has been hoping to trade workdays with Mitch ,the infamous snow-skier dude, so that she could…

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Fizz

Fizz always wanted to be a mailman. When he was 10, His mom let him trail their mailman, Gus, for a few blocks. Being a young friend of Gus, and seeing his passion for delivering letters…well, it rubbed off on him. Fizz did become a mailman, and proudly wears his uniform of blue. He thought…

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The Everything Cupcake

Pearl’s hope was to create a cupcake that would be the talk of the town. It would lure the mailman known as “Fizz’ into her bakery, Pearl’s Pastry Shop. He used to be their mailman, but his route changed. Pearl didn’t realize her fond feelings for Fizz until another mailman made his debut. She needed…

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Pearl–My Story/Drawing–12 total– interrelated about LoVe (Since it’s February)

Pearl was adopted when she was three-years-old by an older woman oozing with love named Agatha Spelt. She also oozed sugar. Agatha’s sweets were well-known around town. Whenever there was a need for a dessert, Agatha volunteered. Because of all this baking, Pearl bumped around the kitchen at an early age. She gathered hours of practice…

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Gilda the New Year’s Maven <3

Gilda can’t be seen, but she is felt. However, because she knew I was writing a brief story on her, and knows how we all seem to need something to SEE to BELIEVE… she has shown up on this paper–for your benefit. Her choice is to be drawn as a red-haired–brunette-blonde with a touch of…

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Her Galaxy in Her Dark Sky

The Place…Morocco. The time…2015-2016. The characters…an older woman, and a younger man. This older woman has seen both her parents grow old and gave them her care and her heart until they left this world for the next plane of time. This older woman has been divorced 14 years. Another man has not entered her…

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Father’S Day…A Tribute to the Men – Moms

I heard on the radio today that men aren’t crazy about the necktie or sock gift. I guess I must have overheard that piece…about 45 years ago. I was in 5th grade…no socks…no necktie, instead I eagerly presented my Dad with a small, flower child incense burner with a dip on the top of her…

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GraDuatioN BuZZZZ WoRdS

Bam! My mind was rewinding my daughter’s recent graduation while listening to Coldplay’s “Adventure of a Lifetime”. My foot hit a stump and I was in flight. My palms skidded on the running path and my knee followed. I pulled myself up, my knee and hands stinging. I kept going.   This morning’s run became…

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Sugar, FashioN & HuMoR…My MoM

  This morning I woke up thinking of my mom. She has been gone 4 years this past New Year’s Day. Lately, she has been near, and I’m glad to feel her presence. Being my mom, whether in this world or another—she knows when I need to sense she is close by.   Late last…

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Meet Ted!

The other day a friend planted a tree in my backyard. I had this empty stretch of grass, and this empty stretch of grass was begging for an outdoorsy bud to hang with. This tree would also eventually become an umbrella to shade my patio table and chairs. So—it was a practical sort of thing.…

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CuPcaKe LiNer BucKet LiSt?

In this life-world we travel, sometimes it’s difficult to go back and remember what we did the past weekend. Mainly because we stepped off that day-to-day familiar work-week wheel. But on our journey, particular events sometimes make us pause and think twice about our life.   —Maybe your last child is graduating, maybe someone you…

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TheY Call It MagiC

  They call it magic—when it all comes together for a moment, 38 minutes, a couple of months, or for your own, uneven life.   The piece of time is not important. It’s just that you feel it–you know it. It’s not predicted or planned, and that’s the cool part. That’s what makes it magic.…

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UuuuGh…with a Capital G and a Wowwwwwww!

UuuuGh… a heavy sigh ending with a capital “G”… a sigh of disappointment.   It’s also the sigh of no response. The sigh of me thinking this was a cool guy—we connected—he got my humor and played back. He is passionate about what he does, as am I. —We told stories—we laughed—a lot. He’s into…

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LoVey, LoVeY, LoVe DaY!

    I almost hit a block writing my blog for this red and pink colored LoVe day. Being a hopeless romantic, I thought tiny puffed hearts of love would just flow from my fingers and onto the keyboard.   The other day I heard a woman call in to a radio station. Her significant…

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My Guy – Friends’ Dating WoRlD

  Being in the dating world—I have found it most enlightening to have guy friends that are also dating. About 4 years ago I met my friend, Ben. We had a couple of dates and then it morphed into a “just friends” deal. He has been a good friend. Although, as his friend, I was…

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