Monthly Archives: October 2010

Down with Christmas in October!

Okay, kids, guess what time it is! That’s right! It’s Rant Time! I figure, we’re long overdue for a good rant, aren’t we? It’s been at least a couple of weeks since I did any major grumbling, and it’s been … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, go away

A long string of storms blew through Tennessee last night, and another line of storms came through here this morning. Is it bad that I never heard any of the tornado sirens that allegedly were going off everywhere? Or that … Continue reading

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A clear-eyed decision…that’s still sad

In late July, my paternal grandmother Louise Moore Larson died at the age of 92. She had recently undergone major surgery and just couldn’t seem to bounce back from it. She had been fragile, in poor health for a number … Continue reading

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How do you choose clips?

Someone recently asked me to provide a small selection of my clips. Not an unexpected phenomenon, not for someone who makes her living as a writer. And especially not for someone who makes her living as a writer who’s on … Continue reading

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Does the newspaper bear some responsibility?

Horrible news out of Los Angeles earlier this week: a teacher committed suicide, devastating friends, students and family members. It happened not long after fifth-grade teacher Rigoberto Ruelas received less-than-stellar ratings in a landmark review of teachers published by the … Continue reading

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