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Bathroom reading

And they say no-one knows how to write any more? I came across this sign while availing myself of the facilities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It is rare to see an apostrophe so accurately deployed. Although I’d have … Continue reading

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How do you get to Love?

I was driving out of D.C. on New York Avenue and Gretel was beside me in the passenger seat, staring wistfully out the window. “How do you get to Love?” she asked ” How do you get to Love?” I … Continue reading

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Salad with Star Power

There must be a thunderstorm somewhere, for the on-demand episode of Glee kept freezing on the wide screen tv behind the bar and I am here to tell you that Kurt and Rachel, like the Duchess of York, are not people … Continue reading

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Hotels of America

This week I have slept in two strange beds, each more comfy than my own. It will be important, I think, to invest in a new mattress in 2011. One of the beds was in the Days Inn near Richmond … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide–The Hidden Price of Politics and Principle

My son is moving this weekend from his group home in NE Washington. His move today is necessitated because the place where he has been living is closing. It turns out the funding was provided by the Catholic Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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The perils of the window seat.

Imagine the horror. This morning I boarded my flight from DC, found my seat (window–I prefer aisle, but you have to pay for those these days) and squeezed into it past a very thin man sitting to my left. Attempting to … Continue reading

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Clean ears, dirty habits and the course of true love

When Gretel was a little girl, she found ice-skating most relaxing. Her teacher used to ask Gretel to imagine herself twirling round and round at the sculpture garden rink on the National Mall when she felt herself losing her temper. Gretel … Continue reading

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Marigolds–A Real Fashion Statement

Dear Doris, First of all, my apologies if my comments to Derek Templeton about you were hurtful. There is something about that man that riles me up and caused me to type less tactfully than I should. Naturally, I envy you your … Continue reading

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It seems hardly fair.

The Crone is feeling sorry for herself, and eating a bowl of fizzy soup. The soup–basil and tomato–is not meant to be fizzy. Like the Crone, it is a little past its best. While the Crone was on the beach … Continue reading

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Fame, Fame at last.

I am beside myself with excitement. My picture of the snow sofa is picture pick of the day on DCBlogs.com and Blarney Crone’s readership has rocketed.  Just call me Margaret Bourke-White and marvel at the magic I create with my trusty flip camera.

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