Guest post: Mantras

“OM” – classic and concise. “Oh, mama, papa, buy me pizza” — often used in my youth, now in disuse (“oh, no, I gotta buy my own pizza,” and “oh,...
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To pilfer the crown Julie

...Matter of fact, I still would – are you listening, Walt? But before Disney can market Princess JulieTM, we have the original – the glittering, glorious, utterly girly original –...
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Marmalade season

Late have I loved you, unrelenting autumn. But this year, even when it’s hard to fare forward, there’s a certain comfort in being able to fall into your arms. McMuffin...
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Welcome to the jungle

...And, yes, this is all in jest. Sure, they fight, and sure, it’s been unusually jungley lately. But when the lights go out in Ringoes, it’s a happy, snoozy, peaceful...
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We make the rules

...little plug-in pastel Christmas tree should burn out, I won’t despair. I’ll find my way to choose my joy, a scared bold child, half-cat, half-oddity, full-dunderhead, taught by felines and...
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What you cannot lose

...a sooty pouch of a cat. Impy, ferocious on arrival back in 2011 (!), timid, then trusting, then playful, always miracle. Impy, adored by Brother George, her own anam cara....
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Sunny animals

...a kneading, natural puddle of joy. It’s instinct. It’s obedience to the kind of warmth that wraps us all, if we’re willing. It’s feisty, stubborn, rebellious rejoicing. It’s ours, if...
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