Posts Tagged "J. R. R. Tolkien"


This weekend, I will be participating in the Lavender in the Village festival (I’ll post a link to this below). This is supposedly a GIANT event, meaning a few thousand people attend. I have an Herbes de Provence recipe that uses lavender, so I talked them into letting me have a small information table. I was also fortunate to end up inside, instead of outside in the sweltering heat. I won’t be preparing or sampling any...

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In April of 2014, my beloved poochie was diagnosed with kidney failure. She was about 10 years old. We were never sure about her exact age because she was a rescue dog. Her disease was rated at a level of 1. I asked the vet how one would know when she was more like a level 3 or 4? How does one know when it’s time to intervene and euthanize your pet? She said, “You’ll know.” She was right. On Friday afternoon,...

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Our current administration is barely three months old, yet it feels like three years. Dog years. Recently, we’ve had the employees of a major airline beat up an elderly passenger. We’ve had a feckless and reckless attack on Syria. We’ve had a press secretary deny the Holocaust. What else? Too numerous to itemize. I have liked the convenience of scheduling my posts, sometimes two-three weeks in advance; it depends....

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Have I stopped shedding my liberal snowflake tears? Sure, but I’m still disturbed. Bigly. However, I was thinking that a president is generally a reaction to the previous president. Therefore, Obama was a severe reaction to Bush. Trump is an egregious reaction to Obama. So it follows that the next president will be completely opposite to Trump. SHE will be in her 50s, perhaps a lesbian, but old enough to not be driven by sexual...

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On November 9, my husband told me my face had the same expression it had when my parents died. So, it’s been about a month since the election and my gazillion new Facebook friends from the “secret” Pantsuit Nation are still in mourning. Many still have this photo of Lady Liberty weeping instead of a personal one. All their panties have been in an uproar and now my feed is filled with indignant shares of questionable...

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