Category Archives: media

Best Story of the Week…March 7th

It’s Sunday at 6 a.m. as I limp to the park, my left knee mysteriously throbbing like a drum. I hear someone weeping in the distance. It’s a Latino girl in her car, crying the blues. Naturally, Joan of Bark … Continue reading

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Trumpets Blare

I was listening to an argument between two male friends about our Commander in Chief, more or less, playing the referee. I didn’t participate, saying nothing, and saying it often, a handy tool when discussing politics. One guy said, there’s … Continue reading

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Love in the Afternoon

I wish this meant, I’ve been canoodling from 2 till 4, but alas, it’s just the title of my favorite Audrey Hepburn film, and where I took my blog name, athingirl, from. Gary Cooper, who plays the naughty millionaire, Frank … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life

I run most mornings, and have since my 20s. I ran when few did, remembering being stopped in Italy by the police to find out what exactly I was running from. “Signorina, who is’a chaz’ing yooo’?” I’m convinced it’s one … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 7

There’s a new paperboy on my corner after the old one got a better job, who was at least smart enough to wait inside Starbucks for his paper delivery. This new fella, however, much shyer, stoically stands outside shivering until … Continue reading

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Writers Courageous

I’m here wallowing, crying in my beer, wishing I actually had one in a nice tall glass. So what if it’s 7 a.m. I’m a writer, even if no one else seems to think so in the publishing world. It’s … Continue reading

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Mudslinging, a Messy Word

I’m so tired of all the mudslinging, a noun meaning, the use of insults and accusations, especially unjust ones, with the aim of damaging the reputation of another. The term muckraker comes to mind, a word Theodore Roosevelt coined in … Continue reading

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History Changed Me

When my friend David mentioned he drove to Galena, Illinois, it got me thinking of General U.S. Grant, who lived there for a time. Funny I should know that, but then again, not really. I never read much as a … Continue reading

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Blog Life

I’m here assessing my site that’s pretty unread. I don’t do much to glean followers I’ll admit, so that’s a big part of it. I realize social-media is a must if you want mass attention. It didn’t stop me though … Continue reading

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Mr. Beagle

I’m having a love affair. There, I’ve admitted it. He’s handsome, fit, funny and has four legs. Yes, I know, there’s always something, but regardless, we still meet most mornings in front of the bank. His ears are a bit … Continue reading

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