E is for Easter Dresses – #AtoZChallenge

When I was a little girl, my mother loved dressing me up for the holidays.  There were Christmas dresses and Halloween costumes, but her favorite was the Easter dress.  I have absolutely no memory of this, but I guess I wasn’t the best sport about all the girly girl stuff.  Fortunately I was also the […]

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D is for Dandelion – #AtoZChallenge

With the recent announcement of Crayola retiring their dandelion crayon, I’ve had dandelions on my mind.  Also, I’m stupidly annoyed with this because I don’t understand the need to retire perfectly good things.  Come on, guys, just start making more colors instead of getting rid of old ones!  I have similar feelings about Ben and […]

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My Place

It is the aesthetic of a place that makes it feel like home.  There are rooms and closets and cupboards under the stairs that are so cramped and crowded, filled with musty smells and thick dust and scuttling spiders, that we cannot bear to be there longer than we must.  Those are the worst of […]

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The Reaper

When I was a kid, we used to love playing Gauntlet Legends at the arcade.  It was my first game, and myself and one of my friends got fairly good at the first few levels.  We were, however, always hounded by Death. For those unfamiliar with the old version of Gauntlet Legends (think arcades and […]

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The Happiest Place on Earth

I was in third grade when I went to Disney World for the first time.  It was a birthday present from my grandfather, who took our whole family in late October.  We live in New England, so the trek down to Orlando represents a significant cost and time commitment to really make the most of everything. […]

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