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May 19, 2016


(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me January 2012)


In 2004, our area was hit by four hurricanes spaced two weeks apart.  It was during the aftermath of these storms that my love for porches began and they in turn became my sanctuary.


Charley was the first st...

May 12, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me - January 2011)

If you've ever seen even one episode of The Big Bang Theory then you know Sheldon has his spot on the couch.  He's measured it between the bathroom and the fridge, positioned it for sunlight and the flow of air...

April 21, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me April 2011)

The world is fascinated with vampires right now. The Twilight series, True Blood, Kim Harrison, Laurel K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Buffy and Angel, all of the neck biting, blood sucking fantasies that can be had are re...

January 28, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 7/12)


All those who wish to live longer, please stand up!  No, really, get off your tush and move around.  You’ve been told your whole life that parking it on the couch will cost you in the long run and now they’ve conducted re...

September 17, 2015

(Originally posted at The MessThat Is Me September 2011)


As I was growing up, my mother did everything she could to keep me from working in the real world.  Her philosophy was, “Once you start working, you never stop,” which applied to everyone but those who make a car...

August 6, 2015

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me April 2013)


I was supposed to be writing, but I just could not make the words flow from my pen. I know what they say. You’re supposed to sit down and write even if you know you’re going to toss every word into the shredder, and...

July 30, 2015

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me April 2012)


I think in rabbit trails. I’m told that I talk that way as well, but I can’t help it. I start talking about a topic and something is said that spurs another topic and I’m off on a tangent. Eventually I do get back t...

May 28, 2015

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me on September 7, 2010)


They say I’m quirky, whatever that means.  When I think quirky, I tend to think of older people who are starting to lose their anchor to reality by wearing bedroom slippers with their shirt and ties to Oli...

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