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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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Podcast: Warfighting

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Warfighting.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA surprising business meeting where I was taught how to apply Marine Corps war tactics to the pesky challenge of fecal incontinence! Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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