Category Archives: media

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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Bob Woodward’s FEAR

I’ve just finished FEAR: The MP in the White House, fast and furious, like the trashy tabloid read it is, not meant as an insult, just a seasoned reader’s point of view. It’s entertaining, as if the National Enquirer became … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree?

I’m amazed at how many people think Brett Kavanaugh should be voted in without further delay, despite all the licentious lore, alleged or otherwise. Why I’m surprised by this can be chalked up to my chronic naiveté. The pictures portrayed … Continue reading

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