Category Archives: Crafts/Hobbies

A Writer’s Life

A blog? Of course, I’m going to write in my blog. I always blog a few times a week. But first, I have to check my email. My inbox is overflowing, and I really need to delete the SPAM. I … Continue reading

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Rubber Bands Fad

Not too long ago, a fad among the elementary school set was — would you believe — the rubber band. Now the rubber bands they were going gaga over are not the ordinary brownish ones that probably come to mind … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin Test

Most people don’t know this, but when my kids were small, I became rather adept at carving jack-o-lanterns. I thought that I could put away the carving tools when I became older and just make pumpkin pies or pumpkin bread, … Continue reading

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The Starving Artist Art Sale

“Starving Artist Art Sale this weekend. Real oil paintings at bargain prices!” Okay, I’ll admit it. I was sucked in by a television commercial. Usually, I just ignore this stuff. I know the art isn’t really “art,” just cheap imitations. … Continue reading

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Hand Painted

It must be my age. After I finish one project, I can’t seem to remember how much trouble it was. I look only at the results and next thing I know, I’m planning another. I’ve had my eye on our … Continue reading

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On Writing Humor

Recently I’ve received a number of requests from high school students about how to write humor. I only seem to receive such fan mail when it is time for term papers. I’ve concluded that a high school teacher somewhere is … Continue reading

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HumorScope for Today

What’s in the stars for today? While we admit our zodiac is bit cracked, we have nevertheless consulted the stars to deliver a personalized astrological prediction just for the readers of this blog. Any resemblance to an actual horoscope reading … Continue reading

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Twelve Easy Steps for Wrapping Perfect Gifts

You too can have beautifully wrapped holiday gifts without paying department store gift- wrapping prices. Wrapping gifts is not that difficult and is something anyone can learn with a small amount of effort. 1. Get a sturdy box for the … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Garden

For as long as I can remember, daddy always wanted a vegetable garden, a place to grow his own produce. There were a few attempts with this in mind, but the weeds were very determined and his efforts never yielded … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Fishing 101

The first and most important part of deep-sea fishing is that you must be at the sea. If you live within driving distance, that is not a problem. We inlanders must limit our deep-sea experiences to vacations. While most ladies … Continue reading

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