Category Archives: Pot Pouri

The Dumbest Player on the Hockey Team

Last month Nick and I spent 36 hours in the clutches of the Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, investigating his fleeting episode of chest pain, which turned out to be nothing more than a flush of heartburn.  … Continue reading

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Only to Find Gideon’s Bible

My family rarely stayed in hotel rooms when we were kids, so when I first saw a Gideon Bible I thought that it had been left by a previous occupant named Gideon.  I thought nothing more of it until 1968 … Continue reading

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Podcast: Only to Find Gideon’s Bible

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Mind Trip

Driving makes me drowsy, so I am anxious as I contemplate my solo drive from my writer’s retreat in Montpelier, Vermont to my home north of Chicago.  On most long drives, I wisely stop for refreshing naps.  Once a wavering … Continue reading

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Dear Presbyterian Church

Dear Presbyterian Church of the United States, First I should explain that I am not really a Presbyterian, or any sort of church goer for that matter.  I would classify myself more as a spiritual atheist and a cultural Christian.  … Continue reading

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Symbolic Gestures

In college, I was convinced that symbolism would be my downfall. I’d never graduate. It all started in high school when I was a new sophomore in an all-girls boarding school. Mr. Shohet, my English teacher, seemed like an aggressive, … Continue reading

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All Aboard

Even as a preteen I immediately understood the romance and glamor of an overnight train ride. For a couple of years during the 1960s, my mother, my two brothers and I took the California Zephyr from Chicago to Colorado for … Continue reading

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Podcast: Just Hangin’

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Just-Hangin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHanging out, the fine art of doing nothing together. See companion Podcast on puttering (Pitter, Patter, Putter Perfect), the fine art of doing nothing on your own. Share: Follow … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Bra Strap

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/The-Bra-Strap.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMy personal history of the bra strap, from training bra, to braless, to basic piece of underwear. Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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Naming Rights

I am currently trying to write a murder mystery, not because I have a great plot line in mind, or a deep roiling well of family dysfunction and tragedy to draw from, but mostly because I want the naming rights.  … Continue reading

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