Feb 22, 2012

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They Called It A Near Miss

I am taking a creative writing course. One of the assignments was to write a short piece using dialogue. This is not necessarily my favorite kind of writing, but since I am taking the course to stretch out of my comfort zone, I decided to give it a whirl.  They called it a near miss, but Jethro called it something a bit different. The alarm buzzed, the off button smacked. Jethro’s feet hit the floor. He could hear...

Feb 27, 2011

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Take the Time

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. – A. N. Whitehead We have a saying in our house that Jethro, our first cat, goes from person to person to “steal their warmth.”  At times, I find this annoying, particularly if I am trying type on the computer. Other times, I find it endearing, such as...