Category Archives: Politics

Urban Catholic

I’m not religious by any means but still often, pop into church. To quote Bunny Mellon…I’m a different sort of Christian. I don’t really come by to pray, I stop in to talk with God because he’s a dear, dear … Continue reading

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Oval Easy

I’m here thinking of past Presidents with ants in their pants. JFK comes to mind with FDR bringing up the rear. John Kennedy, only 46 when he died, was sick for a good part of his life…often bedridden as a … Continue reading

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Mending Wall…Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come … Continue reading

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The Comfort Of History

This shutdown business has me quite undone. I can’t believe it’s still unresolved without any end in sight. What about those of us inside the wall? I went to my bookcase taking down an atlas on past presidents: Lincoln, FDR, … 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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Things You May Not Know

I love trivia, the stuff that’s not mainstream, but should be since it’s always so fascinating, along with entertaining. Did you know P.T. Barnum’s initials stood for Phineas Taylor? Or, that Napoleon insisted his wife, Josephine, didn’t bathe because he … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Lost Legacy

I heard a story about John Kennedy Junior I had never heard before. Just when you think you know everything there is to know about someone you admire, something lost gets recovered. It’s no secret his mother raised her children … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

Six hardhats holding hands creating a barrier for a group of preschoolers to insure their safety. The first whiff of spring. Audrey Hepburn refusing more cancer treatment so she could return to Somalia to complete her work there before she … 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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