Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween in Itchy Ankle

If the Blarney Crone was writing the definitive Irish novel you would expect to be moving about between different locations and time periods but on a humble blog a certain simple respect for a linear chronology is usually expected. Sorry. … Continue reading

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Sunday in stout walking boots—oh, and the Snug Harbor Inn

It was all very “seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness” last Sunday in Itchy Ankle. A beautiful day. The Cackler, of course, had sprung out of bed and put the coffee on shortly after sparrow fart, and so by the … Continue reading

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Sunset for the Blarney Mobile–But Five O’Clock Somewhere

Saturday found the Crone and the Cackler out in search of yard sales. They didn’t have much luck as the day was wet and cold. Wiser witches would have taken this as a sign and gone home to bed but … Continue reading

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Miocene Menace and the Mennonites of Loveville, MD

Gentle readers (including my latest Blog Buddy, Barbara), I’m back. The Crone has had a lot going on, and very little time in which to report it. Details of the conference ( a triumph)  the car blow-up ( terminal, and involving … Continue reading

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Mrs Doubtfire at Dupont Circle

The Crone, immediately post her makeover, decided to destroy her new found good looks by repairing to a local bar for something to eat.  Think dewlaps, not dewiness with a Belfast tan (red nose and broken veins) replacing the golden orient glow so expensively acquired just … Continue reading

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Who’s the fairest of them all?

The Crone is trying to prepare herself mentally and emotionally but mostly physically to be mistress of ceremonies at a big conference in Washington DC this weekend. Catching sight of herself in a shop window as she hobbled home this … Continue reading

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