Monthly Archives: August 2011

How much can a koala bear?

Up until a few minutes ago, I was on auto-pilot, numb to it, all rational and stable. This morning, I was still in bed and only awake for a few minutes when the phone rang. My ‘aunt’ (cousin) called to … Continue reading

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He died tonight

By the time I’ve finished typing this my ever-so-logical father will be gone. He had an awful childhood but, within the constraints of his emotionally-stunted upbringing, he was a kind and always helpful person. Expressing affection was impossible for him, … Continue reading

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Upcoming birthday…

It’s my birthday in a few weeks. Wait…not yet. Nothing for any of us to get excited about. After all, for me, it’s one milestone closer to turning 50 and that means the dreaded letter from the organization for really … Continue reading

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That was a HURRICANE?

It’s been an interesting week. First, an earthquake. Then a hurricane. What’s next? Well, maybe nothing. After all, in some respects, neither was very serious. At least not around here. Sure, we all got a shock when buildings shook during … Continue reading

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Here comes the rain

The morning started quietly. All the kids slept in. It was a busy day yesterday. To avoid the coming storm, I moved my mother’s flight out of town from today to yesterday. The kids came along to see her off … Continue reading

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One big hurricane trumps small earthquakes

As I was going to sleep last night there was another tremor. It shook the place for a while. Ho hum. On the other hand, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast might prove interesting. My mum was … Continue reading

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Earthquake – redux

I was just drifting off to sleep last night when there was another earthquake. Not very strong; it just rumbled the house for 20 seconds or so. I much prefer being at home than in a downtown building when this … Continue reading

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Earthquake – the Intimate Perspective

I will get around to replying individually, but a big thank you to all who commented and/or sent e-mails. We have all weathered this storm…er…earthquake without any problems, save for the following horrors: As mentioned yesterday, Amélie was sitting in … Continue reading

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Earthquake

The cacophony of fire trucks and emergency vehicles continues. The helicopters are up, looking over the city and moving the powerful out of town. We’re all standing outside, wondering when we can go back inside the building. I’m wondering how … Continue reading

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Adding a Blogroll

What a dilemma. I have added some widgets to my current blog, but don’t know what to do about the blogroll. I have finally figured out how to add one using Links and Appearance/Widgets (sorry Evie, I should have memorized … Continue reading

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