Category Archives: writing

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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Things People Say

I’m a huge lover of quotes, always tickled to repeat them like a passionate parrot. And it’s not just the famous who coin them. I hear locals repeat pithy phrases all the time. Take Frank, my super, whenever I say, … 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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Yays or Nays for the NRA

The recent Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh has really affected me. I have mixed feelings about our gun laws to begin with, as many of us do. Should we have the Right to Bear Arms, as our Second Amendment states, ratified … Continue reading

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Fats and Tats

I’ve noticed how many chubby men and women have tattoos. And I don’t just mean a rose or scull here and there either. I’m talking, arms and legs, covered, like a comic strip in bulky flight. This came to my attention … Continue reading

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Most Poignant Story of the Week

I met a woman in the park with a Corgi. You don’t see many of what’s been coined the Queen’s dogs, since it’s not one of your more popular breeds. They’re so funny looking they’re cute, with their large heads … 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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Shame on HU-mer

You know where I’d be without my sense of humor? In the nearest nuthouse, that’s where. Apparently my silly little Beagle piece https://athingirl.com/2018/10/ was not received well by someone, feeling it necessary to send me a personal email to tell … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Diaries

Shiksa is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, a phrase meant to be a tad insulting. Its roots stem from the Hebrew word, sheketz, meaning impure and the object of loathing. I, on the other hand, always take it as a … Continue reading

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