Southern Comfort

Carol H’s Review: Trust this adventuresome and indomitable authoress to go where many dare not.  Read on as she unfurls tips on bathroom trips that you just may someday need…  ================================================== In Texas, a traveler welcomes the sight of a Buccee’s bathroom.  They are clean and abundant in their facilities and are…

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Kondo This!

Robert’s Review:  No trees were hurt in the production of this story and no new piles of paper were created.  Now that I have edited this story, I can scratch it off my to-do list, if I could just find it in my pile of STUFF. Ω Ω Ω Ω…

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The Feast Ahead

Michelle’s Review: This was a great glimpse into the holiday feast of a vegan/vegetarian with some great ideas for alternatives for non-meat eaters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I gave up eating meat more than 23 years ago, and since then, my holiday feasts have evolved from traditional to inspirational.  I was brought up…

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The Winter of Our Pandemic

Gina’s Review:  After reading this story, I realized I will also need some indoor pursuits. Perhaps I can create shadow puppets in a carefully constructed living room fort?  Really anything to save our sanity as we continue to hunker down, plus I’d be happy to have your crockpot recipes. Well now, today…

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The Chipmunks Ate My Pumpkin

Tee’s Review:   In my neighborhood, the bears are ravaging the pumpkins this year in their attempt to fatten up before hibernation! One family had multiple pumpkins sloppily gobbled from their front porch. Either that, or some trickster in a bear costume was on a pre-Halloween night mischief run. I love…

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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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