My First Feminist Role Models

In honor of International Women’s Day I want to tell you about a group of women who played a major role in how I became the woman I am today:  The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Specifically the ones who taught at Lindsay Holy Family School in the very early 1980s. I’m not sure they set…

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Dinner Conversation 

I don’t understand people who say the reason they don’t like cats because cats don’t have personalities. I mean have they met any cats? Sure they might all be plotting to kill us in our sleep, but the way each one goes about it is quite different.

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A Day in the Life

This post is part of a series describing what Automatticians do on a daily basis. You can read more posts like this by following the tag #a8cday on WordPress.com and Twitter. 7:30 AM:  This is when I intend to get up.  If I set the coffee pot to brew the night before, I often manage…

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Miss you Dad!

It’s almost impossible for me to believe it’s been 10 years since dad passed on.  In some ways it feels like he’s been gone forever, and then other times like I could pick up the phone and call him (well, no because he was deaf and the phone was a nightmare for him). It makes…

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Winter

It’s Winter. At least for me.  The emotional kind. I long for summer but wishing does not make it so. What to do when wishing proves unfruitful. Settle in for the season. Find the small joys only possible in this lifeless time. Tea. Silence. Fires. Christmas. Everything thaws in time.

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