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Month: April 2017

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

It’s Sunday morning.  The dark clouds have been looming overhead for days and the cold spring rain is keeping us all indoors.  My youngest sons, “the little boys”, as we affectionately refer to my second set of twins, have their foreheads pressed against the glass windowpane, eyes raised towards the sky, watching as the water pours down in sheets.  The puddles collecting in the gravel driveway are becoming so deep that each passing minute seems to threaten to carry away…

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.

I stand in front of the mirror, eyes focussed on my reflected hands as they fastidiously go about their task.  I watch as each hand works together, almost autonomously from the rest of my body, my right-hand circles the wide end of the tie over the small end and then pulls it up into the neck loop from underneath.  Both hands continue deftly through the process and after a couple of minutes as if by muscle memory, they finish the task….

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