Category Archives: Rant and rave

Mean clucking chicks

Scene 1.  There were two unusual planters on the stoop of unit #5 facing the car ports. Succulent hens and chickens arranged like rosettes, were neatly planted in pretty terracotta pots.  I examined them closely, admiring the artist’s handiwork, and was surprised the day the pots were … Continue reading

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Michele’s migraines and my expert opinion

I was thinking about Michele Bachmann and those migraine headaches that don’t slow her down…  God bless you Michele, and your prospective run for the White House.  You’re a better woman than I am if you can gut it out … Continue reading

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Evil at heart, details at 11…

Tonight I’m conflicted.  There are so many networks covering details of the Casey Anthony murder trial, I don’t know which one to watch to keep my anger fresh. This rant is raw, so skip it if you want.  No hard feelings, I promise. … Continue reading

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Abercrombie & Fitch… one girl’s story of redemption

Would everyone scream if I said I like the Abercrombie & Fitch “Ashley” Push-Up Triangle swimsuit top… possibly the most hated garment in kids’ fashion today? I’ve read what the experts say about the controversial padded swimsuit for girls.  The … Continue reading

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Straw wrapper etiquette… it touches everyone.

There was a lady at the pool today named Liz.  She was telling the others about proper straw wrapper etiquette and I decided to listen in. Apparently, there was a time when her country club served their drinks with the straws … Continue reading

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Mercy escapes me

Every year we come to Florida for the winter to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.  It always seems like a good plan, a pleasant and enviable stop along they way. At least it seems that way until I turn on … Continue reading

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We can’t stay here Ethel, these people are Holy Rollers!

(Read the God Series from the beginning by clicking here.) According to findings from my recent post “Jesus repellent and the American Queen,” the extent to which we remember our formative church experiences is vivid and unsettling.  My first experience was at … Continue reading

Posted in About Him, About me, Rant and rave, Seriously..., The God Series, True stories of a wretch like me | 27 Comments

Jesus repellant and the American Queen

My parents used to love to ride the river boats up and down the Mississippi River.  For my dad, who knew that these lavish riverboat vacations would be among his last, he delighted at every bend in the river, every cluster of … Continue reading

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Glorious drywall, hoarding divine!

So we made it to Boca under extreme duress.  Nothing special, that’s just how it is sometimes. Being a warm hearted, optimistic, farm girl from Ohio, I just knew that the remodelling work we had done over the summer was going … Continue reading

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McDonald’s $1-dollar water leaves me thirsty for more

Here is a remarkable but true story about something that happened at the McDonald’s drive-thru… Me:     Hi… I’ll have two orders of chocolate chip cookies, a small milk, and a cup of water. McD:   Water is one dollar. Me:     I don’t want … Continue reading

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