Something I haven’t saved.

July 6, 2010

In this month’s theme of “saved” and on the eve of the three-year anniversary of my wedding, I am contemplating that thing I was unable to save—my marriage. Tomorrow is July 7, 2010. I was married on 07-07-07—ostensibly a favorably auspicious date—to a man with whom I believed my life was destined to be entwined. [...]

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Burn up go boom

July 5, 2010

Every Fourth of July I want to save the carcasses and do something with them. This year these masses of cardboard cylinders were soooo tempting, but once again they’ve been hauled off to some land fill. Perhaps I ought to think a little harder between now and 2011 so that I can have some worthwhile [...]

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Preserve It

July 4, 2010

The conversation turns to apples. The difficulty in getting a good apple. Buying organic. Apples that are forced to ripen (not that I really know about that, but I recall something about altering the atmosphere in the storage warehouses to do this). I’ve lived so many years in the land of apples, and it still [...]

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Six channels

July 3, 2010

Sitting around the table and reminiscing about our childhood TV shows. How many channels we had−4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. How we had to get up off the couch to turn the channel, or coerce the siblings to do it. Gilligan’s Island. Wild, Wild West. J.P. Patches. I Love Lucy. Wild Kingdom. That was [...]

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July 2, 2010

I love when things are made from “nothing”. I love when “trash” becomes art. In the case of “jingles”, trash becomes art, fashion, and music. “Jingle”s are made by rolling a 1/4 circle of tin to form a cone. Often this tin is harvested from old Copenhagen boxes, those boxes that wear circles in the [...]

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July 1, 2010

The National Blog Posting Month theme for July is “Saved” and doooooood, I ought to excel at this one. Of course, there are many permutations of “saved” and those possible twists are some of the charm of NaBloPoMo. For this theme, they say, This month we want you to tell us about the things you’ve [...]

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