Author Archive > Gail McEwen

Just A Fool

“It’s a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.” Ulysses Everett McGill – O Brother Where Art Thou This is one of my favorite quotes from a movie filled with quotable lines. It’s a brilliant adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey and one of my favorite films of all time. I guess […]

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You Crush Me…

Isn’t it funny how funerals bring family members together when nothing else ever seems to manage it? You know… you talk about it: “We really need to get together”, and “You should come see us” and “Let’s keep in touch” – oftentimes all that talk took place at the last family funeral – but despite […]

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Pain Mis-management

Nothing of great import to say today… which is pretty sad considering this is only my second entry in this self-inflicted Slump Busting challenge. But in my defense, today has been the longest day at work in the history of days at work. This is because my mouth still hurts like crazy after oral surgery […]

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Slump Busting?!?

So this is Day One of an experiment of sorts, I guess. Can one write oneself out of a slump? And if so, how many days does it take? Well, of course I don’t have the answer to that. What I do know for certain is, by doing nothing, it has been 632 days and counting […]

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True Confessions

While Tina is off skiing in the frigid wilderness, I thought I’d indulge in some personal… well, indulgence. Or maybe I had better classify it as a True Confession. You see, I have fallen in love. With a tree.  On the first of the year, we moved house, from the desert to the mountains, and […]

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As a Foreign Land…

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.  ~G.K. Chesterton I came across this quote and liked it. Not because I am a great traveler, because I am not, but because it reminded me of […]

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First Impressions

Or “How the Wenches discovered Jane” Tina: I know the exact date and place and circumstance when I first read Pride and Prejudice. It was at Easter, in 1996 at my in-laws and I have two men to thank for it: my husband and Andrew Davies. Actually, I should thank my mother-in-law as well because […]

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A Study in Contrasts

So we were talking, and as all well-bred ladies should, restricting our remarks to the weather. Gail’s observations were typical of winter in the high desert: clear, cold & windy (as opposed to summer in the high desert which is clear, hot & windy). Tina’s share of the conversation was considerably more interesting and envy inducing: 50 […]

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Gasp! Gail and Tina have a Blog!

Actually, this should have been a no brainer. Since we are so used to communicating in any way except the old fashioned face-to-face way (although we have been privileged to actually meet in person, once!), a blog where we get to talk about the stuff that surrounds our lives both between ourselves and to all […]

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