Category Archives: Miscellany

K is for Klompen

I am not Dutch, and I have never worn traditional Dutch wooden shoes. In fact, I have rarely even thought about them. Until, that is, the other day, when I came across a video of folks making these shoes. When … Continue reading

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J is for Julian

Julian of Norwich was many things. Poorly documented, to begin with. Being born female in England in the mid-14th century, virtually nothing of her early life is known. History doesn’t record whether she was married or had children, or if … Continue reading

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I is for Insights

Back in November I participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those who are too busy for all those extra syllables. After I hit 50,000 words and got myself certified as a ‘winner,’ I dutifully printed out the … Continue reading

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D is for David and Dinah (and Iggy and Dick)

OK, I will admit that this one is somewhat randomly selected, but when I found out that forty-ish years ago, the late, great David Bowie appeared on the Dinah Shore show, I was intrigued. When I found out that he … Continue reading

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Children’s Nonfiction

This is a re-post from an earlier incarnation of my blog, originally posted in September of 2011.   I used to live near a building that used to house a classic Men’s Shop. When it was operating, it was the … Continue reading

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