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Archive for July, 2010

To Paraphrase Garrison Keillor…

It’s been a quiet weekend in my “hometown” (actually, I was born here, but my hometown is Northport) of Spokane, Washington. :) Oh, well, it sounded good, until I had to edit it.

It was indeed a quiet weekend, however. Not so much as a single pop of a firecracker was heard, not even echoing from across the valley, and that was fine by me, since I’ve got all these critters and they all get skittish at unusual noises. The Yorkie, Bernice, will try to climb up and cling to my head if anything, anywhere, is beeping. This is problematic when

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Have a Safe and Happy 4th

Please don’t forget that firecrackers and other Independence Day noises can frighten pets, and they may need special care and reassurance over the next few days. Most types of fireworks are illegal in Spokane County, but that never stops a few fools from setting off explosives. (These people can usually be identified by their missing digits.)

I’m planning to stick around home and work on my new book, with a little art and gardening thrown in for comic relief. Since I have no intention of going to the trouble of barbequing a 3 1/2 oz chunk of beef or chicken,

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