Category Archives: Cackling Crone

Burn7: The Dangerous Art of Feeding

So right now I’m writing this instead of starting supper.  I should be starting supper.  I’m (habitually at this time of day) thinking about what to make for supper.  My thinking is generally tempered by two factors: 1) what do … Continue reading

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Carrying Water With Neandertals

A Short Paleo Fantasy Setting: Along a creek somewhere in, say, what we now call Tuscany Situation: The Middle Paleolithic Era, about 45K years ago Starring: Neanda & Sapia, two middle-aged (slightly different) hominin* women  [Scene opens as Neanda & … Continue reading

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Shoes See Everything

After that last post, I had to revert to reminding my future-scary-mind of the wisdom of Mma Ramotswe & friends in the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency .  I was thrilled a few years ago (no wait – I think becalmed … Continue reading

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My Sore Tongue

I’ve spent a lifetime biting my tongue – I realize this may come as a surprise to some of you.  Well, maybe not a lifetime…I was a kid once, long ago it seems.  I’ve been observing this socialization process with … Continue reading

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Gardening in Pajamas

Here in Santa Cruz – & in most of the west, actually – we’re in another drought year: we can water our garden before 10 am or after 5 pm.  I don’t have a drip system in the yard, so on … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Playlist

I took a piano class last Friday night – R was out of town & I actually got myself out of the house & over to our beloved local community college for Todd Walker‘s famous workshop Piano Your Teachers Never … Continue reading

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Arranging Your Face

He looks down at them and arranges his face.  Erasmus says that you must do this each morning before you leave your house: ‘put on a mask, as it were.’ – from Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel I find this face arranging especially … Continue reading

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