Around the Gender Bend

Gina’s Review: This is such an important topic today! Thanks for these insights to remind us to accept, and love, people as they are. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< A person of indeterminate gender boarded the bus one afternoon as I was quasi-dozing through my ride home.  The presence of this person caused a…

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Summertime

Tamsen’s Review:  Summer 2020 may forever be remembered as a hot, boring, fear-fest, but now I’m inspired to learn more about this Myra book that Cheryl’s mom forbade… so, there’s that! “““““““““““““““““““““““““““` Summertime, and the living is …boring.  The temperature is creeping upward, the humidity is bearing down on us. …

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You Dirty Rat

Robert’s review: A warm and fuzzy story best enjoyed with a bit of cheese! <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>>>>>>>>< Not many people would decide to write a story about their relationships with rodents.  My fate to share my life with these nasty little creatures, who make their life’s journey lurking within walls, basements, attics…

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Death and Laughter

Gina’s Review:  This week’s blog covers a difficult subject as everyone has felt the pain of losing a loved one.  But here we are reminded of the real treasures in life!  As Guest Editor, I thank you for the courage to tell these stories, and for the smile you shared…

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The Re-Deck

Anne’s Review: Either I am really really lousy at editing, or you are super adept at succinct and pretty prose. Anyway, I don’t see even one small edit that would improve this piece one bit (one of my faves, btw)! ****************$***************** Rule #1 for decorating your space is:  don’t listen…

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Haircut

Tee’s Review:  It took great courage on your part to tackle the handsome locks of your husband.  You must have secretly worried that the haircut would strip him of his manly abilities, like Sampson.  But, apparently, Delilah, he’s the same hunk, brewing mead, turning bowls and moving and assembling furniture…

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Story Time

Shelley’s Review:  Through stories we can journey to another time, another place, another person’s life.  And who the hell doesn’t want to escape right about now?  It’s a perfect time for storytelling by Cheryl. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Yesterday a fire-breathing dragon landed in our front yard.  We were admiring it’s rippling, iridescent…

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Dear Friend

Jennifer’s Review: Cheryl had a rough couple of months this spring, but after a slow start she got a pretty good routine going which eventually led to a return of the circus.  Most excellent!  I felt her pain, her whoa, annoyance at dirty foot prints and the opening of the…

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How You Doing?

Chelsea’s Review:  This post reminds us that all it takes is more intention behind a few simple words to find the community we so desperately need right now, and maybe the introduction to a new hobby or two. <><<><><><><><><><><> Let’s face it.  It’s been around for a while now.  That…

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Exhuming Shakespeare

Carol H’s Review: In these COVID-19 days, perhaps these musings might have crossed The Bard of Avon’s mind…In this brave new world, all our yesterday’s have departed in one fell swoop. As good luck would have it, my fellow Bard Perry and her merry troupe step forth to provide mirth…

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