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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear your friends discuss their book club? If you immediately envision several people sitting around a stuffy living room chatting about the latest book to be graced by the “O” seal of approval, you may be surprised to find out that...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.25.2013
A new phenom to connect people in our disjointed telephone-internet-web interconnected social media lives.  Called a Meetup, it's a new venture that you can slide in alongside all the online dating services.  Hoping to increase our horizons, my wife and I are looking into a meetup in...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.18.2013
Had an impromptu two by two evening - A two mile walk to meet  two friends.  We visited for two hours and I had two beers.  Then I walked two miles home. The friends were Beckie & Becky, which might be a good title for a television show about two divorced women who start a pet...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.30.2012
Damn it.  Been typing for hours.  I've been contouring paragraphs, sentences and scenes, and adding more.  Coffee remains.  I still have so much more to write.  I love being in this zone again, where it all spills out, where the story is alive as my memory of something I...
sangay-glass's picture
Jul.07.2012
A miracle today: Nick, the only animal at Howling Woods without wolf blood was so aggressive on arrival in December, most of us believed he would and should be put down for everyone's safety. The shelter's owner, Mike insisted he be given a chance, so we had no choice but to work with him....
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.26.2012
Overdressed for my Beanery walk today. It's supposed to be 50 F. It's been raining the last few days. Gray and white dominate the sky's blue but the sun is warm. It's only expected to hit 73 today but I have low expectations. Yesterday we thought it would be 70 and it never made it within three...
dale-estey's picture
May.22.2012
If you are fortunate enough to find a Kafka fanatic sitting in the seat next to you on a plane (and are, of course, yourself a Kafka fanatic) you have a shortcut to friendship and understanding. Perhaps even acceptance. And the flight will be enhanced. This article shows that the same can happen...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.04.2012
Let's face it, I just like the phrase Bohemian coffeehouse and, to be informed that Kafka "... spent many a wild night..." in them, cheers me up to no end. As, I am sure, it did Kafka himself. Coffee!! However, as long as this particular Coffee House, Café Montmartre, is being...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.16.2012
Snow has struck our valley, returning winter days to us. With it came panic. My wife was in the other room, talking on the phone.  She was busy multi-tasking, baking a 'mexican quiche' (which I can report is delicious - don't know how much salt it has - probably too much because it tastes so...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.01.2012
Kafka, for all his dour reputation, was a social animal. He frequented coffee houses, cafes and the theatres - even those newfangled ones which showed the 'flickers'. He spent many a night in discussions (though perhaps more as a listener), and not all his interests centred around literature....