The Vote 2020

Maurice’s Review:  Finger condoms! What will they think of next? I really needed one today when I got gas and had to tap the on-screen buttons. I’m sure they disinfect that screen every month. I cast my first ballot in 1974.  I don’t remember it at all.  Some elections are…

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More Than One Way

Robert’s Review:  A slow and graceful journey of discovery, only occasionally disturbed by barking and howls from the dog in the basement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The two-day tai chi teacher certification course was being held on the UNCA campus.  I became anxious and frustrated with the last-minute email announcing we were required…

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DI Why?

Anne’s Review: Kudos for taking on and completing your ottoman despite the uncooperative staple gun and the detritus of foam debris—-you are a rock star! I struggled with deciding whether to sew the sides together first and then attach it to the top piece, or to sew each side to…

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Living on a Screen

Tee’s Review:   It amazes me every day, the energy we spend attempting to replace the all-important human need for close physical contact with others during this plague. I had a strange vision, a nightmare, that there was a hole in my stomach into which I could insert a portable external…

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Rhetorical Research

Carol H’s Review: While researching “internet rabbit hole GPS device” I came to a site stating simply: “You have reached the end of the Internet. Turn around and go back.”  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When I started Living with Ethel, with the intent to share my writing, I vowed I would apply the…

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Dungeons and Fashions

Chelsea’s Review: A good example of a 2020 nightmare is having to go down into a creepy basement in order to find a way to survive. #################################### As I looked down toward my fanny pack, rummaging around to find some cash to pay for my 99¢ bananas, my mask slipped…

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Buttons and Goats

Robert’s Review:  While filled with great suggestions for the adventurous shopper (I think the T-Rex would look great as yard art in our front yard), it also just reminds me that I need to start thinking about shopping for Christmas myself. Around December 2 of just about every year, I…

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The E Words

Michelle’s Review:  An enlightening and empowering read that leaves one with a feeling that there is always something we can focus on no matter how things feel right now. &&&&&&&& The days blend together.  I try to keep track of what I want to do each day, but some chores…

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What’s the Capital of Andalusia?

(And Other Almost Conversations) Maurice’s Review:  Many years of marriage multiplied by many months staying home together equals not many words needed to complete a conversation. Huh? OK, whatever you want for take-out tonight is fine with me. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My husband and I have been hanging around our little cottage together…

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