Understanding the Times
About Our Mantel

About Our Mantel

Our Mantel’s Menagerie   Critters are all over our mantel —and we have none living in our house. Yet, cats and dogs are my recent subject matter.  I am not sure how I would react if one on these crazy critters were actually making themselves at home with us.  I am...

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The CBS Sunday Morning Show

The CBS Sunday Morning Show

We have become avid fans of The CBS Sunday Morning Show — taping it and enjoying it later.  The Show Takes Me Back These ninety minutes remind  me of  the magazines to which my parents subscribed: LIFE — LOOK — Colliers — and of course, The Saturday Evening Post.  The...

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Silent Witness on Human Trafficking

Silent Witness on Human Trafficking

On Human Trafficking We watched SILENT WITNESS— a long-running British forensic science series  on Britbox.  We are long-time fans — but have learned to pace our selves.  It’s not wise to binge watch it!  We watch a few episodes and then have to realign our brains and...

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Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso So we are finally watching Ted Lasso.  It is as engaging as many described, with funny characters, good plots, and peppered with SALTY words and more than suggestive romps! FYI: HOLY SMOKE . . . language alert! AND F-bombs are not the only incoming -- yes,...

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The Cloistered Life and Me

The Cloistered Life and Me

The Cloistered life  Convents and nuns intrigued me growing up.  I read The Nun's Story by Kathryn Hulme and later loved the movie by the same name. The Trouble with Angels also colored my imagination; as did The Sound of Music.  In early 1960’s, I could readily...

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The FOURTH of July 2023

The FOURTH of July 2023

Today's the FOURTH!  Happy Fourth of July! A Bit Late The United States of America is two hundred and forty-seven years young!  It was no picnic for those who secured our freedom—after the Declaration’s signing: Throughout the course of the war, an estimated 6,800...

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Masking  Again

Masking Again

Masking again?  Yes— Now, though, I am masking for  outside— not inside.   Who knew we could live through a CODE PURPLE weather alert day? Good Grief —It’s a good thing we cornered the market on N-95 masks a few months  back. These treacherous smoky skies — blanketing...

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