Tag Archives: Popular Culture

Wednesday Whine: Potpourri

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Or as we say in the United States, “Happy Hump Day!”  Those of you who live outside the U.S. may not be familiar with the term; I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to its meaning. Makes it … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Whine: Counting Our Blessings

When I’m worried and I can’t sleep I count my blessings instead of sheep And I fall asleep counting my blessings. When my bankroll is getting small I think of when I had none at all And I fall asleep … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

America. England. Communication between natives of these two countries should be simple, we speak the same language after all. Well, not quite it would seem. Not that I want to get into a pissing contest about it, but us Brits … Continue reading

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The Great Gamal

Sheik Gamal, young, handsome, rich and used to commanding his little corner of the world, knelt in the grass, concentrating with all his might. His car failed to appreciate his greatness; it sat unresponsive on the side of the road, … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

There is a memorable line spoken by Blanche DuBois at the end of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning play, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ By the play’s end, Blanche has lost touch with reality, and willingly accompanies a kind doctor to … Continue reading

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When Characters Come to Visit…

Over the past six months, my house has gotten a lot more crowded. At one time, our household consisted of me, my husband, and the three dachshunds. Lately, a lot of freeloaders have begun showing up. I can barely move … Continue reading

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Rhett Butler & Me

A week ago Friday, one of my blogging pals published a motivating, inspiring blog post about the need to pay attention to one’s muse. She gently admonished us to always make time for our muse when she pops in to provide … Continue reading

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The Way You Wear Your (Creative) Hat

Cock your hat – angles are attitudes. Frank Sinatra As anyone who has ever known me will attest, I am a great admirer of much of the music of Frank Sinatra. I’ve listened to the recordings of his early, sweet … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Past

Yesterday, my husband and I decided to venture outside our warm and toasty house, braving buckets of rain and nasty winds to catch a showing of a film we both had been wanting to see for several weeks: “Saving Mr. … Continue reading

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It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

I can think of few things more exciting or empowering than creating your own virtual universe out of the “furniture” inside your head. Writing stories, breathing life into your characters, well… it’s rather like giving birth to a new creation. … Continue reading

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