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Odds and Ends No. 66


Waking in winter isn’t the same as waking in the desert heat. Not cold enough to turn on the heat. Still too warm to wear layers like I did in Indiana. In the winters here, I transform into the tin man from “The Wizard of Oz” sans oil can. When I awake, […]

Mostly Minutiae No. 26


It is the day after Christmas and the hardware store was packed, much to my surprise. I had to replace that toilet handle. Top was off. Water off a quarter turn. Flush. Unhook the two chains. Put in new handle rod. Take out and bend to fit. Back in and […]

Mostly Minutiae No. 25


We’re between movies. She is taking a bath with her special Christmas mango bubble bath. We just finished watching one of our favorites: “White Christmas.” A 1954 extravaganza, a feast for the heart. Mine for sure. I’ve seen it a million times and I still tear up at the same […]

Mostly Minutiae No. 8


We were both up before five and started our breakfast routine. Me coffee and cheese; she clean up from last night, butter, jam, plates. We turned on Roku and listened to instrumental Christmas music as we ate and talked. The TV screen was a window with snow falling outside. She […]