#SOL16: Dogs in the TSA Line

I love when little dogs and their people stand behind me in the TSA line. Especially when their person is holding them. This morning it was Hudson, a sweet mix of poodle and Australian something-or-other. Her little nose was light pink and freckled and she wriggled all over when I rubbed behind her ears. It’s simpler to think about little dogs before this flight. Not […]

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SOL#16: Why Write?

From: The Department of Lucky/Unlucky Re: Backlog of Sentences Dear Madam, It has come to our attention that you have a number of writing projects languishing in folders across the internet, not to mention your computer desktop. We have one question for you: What do you think you are doing? Sincerely. ___________________ From: The blog of Karen A. LaBonté To: The Department of etc. Re: […]

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#SOL16: Are You A Caller or a Call-ee?

This post is a fine example of Nitpickery and possibly Small-mindedness. Nonetheless, every word is true & I’d be lying if I said otherwise. “Let’s get together!” “Let’s have coffee!” “Lunch soon, OK?” “Can’t wait to hear what’s happening!” Recently I realized that every time somebody says this to me, I am the one calls, organizes, reaches out, and listens. Maybe there’s some etiquette I don’t know […]

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In the After(math) of the Election

My rules for SOL posts are simple: open a new post on my blog, see what comes up, and write. What I wrote last week about the election of November 8 is still true. I imagine it will be for some time. So forgive me if I cast around for a subject today. But maybe not. Life has suddenly been divided into two categories: Before and […]

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Election Effects: Lost in Grief

I have been strangely calm since about 1:30 a.m. EST November 9. Not inclined to join a protest, yet glad to see them– especially to see our young people taking action, including my beloved daughter. Not inclined to rage on my Facebook page. Quiet on Twitter, except to retweet a few things I can’t remember today. I will join the Pantsuit Nation and send a card […]

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#SOL16: Small-Town Afternoon

There is no bookstore. No movie theater. There used to be three grocery stores, but two closed. We have that New York staple, a diner, that stays open ’til 2 a.m. on Saturdays, any number of delis, and a bagel store. Otherwise your dinner choices run to pizza, Italian, or Chinese. It’s not unusual for people to commute to work in New York City; many others […]

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