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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Tart and gaudy

...hopeless day. Do it again. Teach others. Live gaudily, rejoice always, pucker up to a life that’s too short not to kiss with courage, every today and every tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnl0_NTOiqE...
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