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the squirrels called their friends

Honestly, they did. “My” squirrels are so fat they can hardly get up and down the tree. This, because I bribed them with corn so they wouldn’t steal expensive bird seed. They still steal the bird seed, but now they … Continue reading

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it was a dark and story night

“When you walk through the storm, hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid of the dark…walk on, walk on, through the wind and the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown, walk on, walk on, with [God] … Continue reading

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what is behind door number 2021?

We made it. 2020 is in the rearview. Of course, it’s simply a number, on a calendar designed to best utilize the cycles of the sun, and moon. And, as we always “joke” about the weather: the real weather doesn’t … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving & Black Friday — Our Take — 2020

Thanksgiving is a uniquely North American occasion. A group of Protestants seeking refuge from Catholics in Europe – who were suppressing their freedom to worship as they chose — took the risky option of sailing the unforgiving Atlantic, to attempt … Continue reading

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…my year long affair with Guido Brunetti

It started out harmlessly. A friend in London knew a man who’d lived in Venice. He told her about Brunetti. Brunetti is a native Venetian. Rare, any more. A really good guy, too. Don’t worry – my husband knows. He’s … Continue reading

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the angel’s share

Since there has been a lengthy discussion of near-experiences with “ghosts,” it’s necessary to get to “the angel’s share.” My own angels will have nothing less. “The angel’s share” is a term used in whiskey making, for the portion of … Continue reading

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Ghosts – they’re not just for Halloween. 2020 is such a screwy year, it seems like IT’S a ghost story!

The Couch Crew – that’s me and my husband, with occasional guests – have been discussing ghosts this week. My son sent me a picture of our grandson, wearing a little 4 yr old sized “Ghostbusters” uniform, watching “Ghostbusters,” the … Continue reading

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I’m too old to fight

If y’all want to be communists, have at it. That is what it seems has happened in America. The communists won. I’m very sorry to see that, because I’ve seen first hand the results of 50 years of communism in … Continue reading

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the hummingbirds left this week

I’ve enjoyed their show all summer. And I will miss them. It doesn’t seem like much, in a year of extremes, but the hummingbirds are the most exciting avians in our little subtropical microcosm. They are nature’s flying aces. I … Continue reading

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Are you smarter than a squirrel, part deux

I’m certain that some humans are much smarter than squirrels. The friendly ladies at the Wild Bird Shop in Beaufort showed me all the baffles and gadgets you can acquire to stymie the little problem solvers. They also sent me … Continue reading

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