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MR. POM HAD THE HONORS OF PICKING THE NUMBER OF THE COMMENT THAT WOULD BE THE WINNER AND BEING THE CRAZY GUY THAT HE IS, HE PICKED...... AND WHO IS THIS WILD AND CRAZY WINNER????? WHY IT HAPPENS TO BE THIS LOVELY LADY TERRY GRANT OF "AND SEW IT GOES" !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, TERRY YOUR NEW BOOK WILL BE WINGING ITS WAY NEXT WEEK! AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OVER TO PLAY ON A SNOW DAY! Read more →


Snow and sleet here in the northeast - schools closed even MY office closed? Somehow, I've fallen into a black hole where the court is actually calling ME if my adversaries show up and allowing me to handle the case over the phone! What?? Can I work this out for every day - even once a week? - lawyering in my pj's? Probably not. It's 9:30 and I'm wondering what to do with myself. Oh, right. I have my work laptop and about skeetillion emails to research and answer. Or maybe I'll just keep the fire going, find my espresso... Read more →


There is no escaping the cold facts: we are in the dead of a northeast winter that has been colder and snowier than any since we moved back from Memphis. The holiday tinsel has tarnished and trees are piled up on the sidewalks like tumbleweeds. The Pomegranates admit that our Christmas decorations are still on the lawn, rather muddy and shopworn, but frozen to the ground. As long as we don't plug them in at night, we believe they are camouflaged by the snow and no eyes but our can detect them. Yet, for once, or so far, or this... Read more →


Praise Song Redux

In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, any thing can be made, any sentence begun. On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp, praise song for walking forward in that light. From "Praise Song For the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The highlight of this beautiful inauguration - besides Sascha Obama taking photos of her Daddy with her little digital camera - was Elizabeth Alexander reading her magnificent poem written for the occasion, "Praise Song for the Day". I was googling my head off as the inauguration ended trying to get the first link to the text so I... Read more →


The Ayes Have It!

I'm home! Dog ready for a romp in the very snowy park! Cappuccinno and artwork ready to go for when I come back! TV set up in the studio! I am very lucky to have a job and to have a job where I can take the day and I hope that wherever you are today, that you have the opportunity to pause at some point and see and reflect on this momentous occasion. Talk to you all later! Read more →


If You Are Taking Tuesday Off, Raise Your Hand

Or: Personal Time Off (PTO's) The soul-saving feature of my job (and yours maybe also) is that each new year begins a new cookie jar full of days off. In our corporate land, they are known as PTO days. You get a big jarful of them on January 1st and it is up to you to ration yourself because while they seem more than anyone could ever eat in the beginning of the year, by August, you're wishing you hadn't gorged yourself in April and by November, you're wondering how on earth you are going to starve yourself with only... Read more →


Dear Bloggettes: Most of you know that I have been blogging for 5 years. Older and wiser, I do not despair like I did in the old days when my comments fall into the toilet. I assume, rightly so, that people are bored - whether with winter, life, or me, or all 3. I do not beg, panhandle, or threaten to QUIT BLOGGING! I know that sporadic posts and perhaps too many dog photos will push the readership stats way down. I understand that I am not a Big Blogger who can write "I yawned when I got up today"... Read more →


It's going to snow! It's snowing! It's going to snow all day and into the night! Snow! Snow! Shop! Groceries! Salt! Shovels! Wood! Duraflames! People: it's January 12th and yes, it will snow. It snowed on our parents, our grandparents, and even our great grandparents, unless they were from Sicily and even then, it may have snowed on them in the mountains. It snows in winter. This does not mean it will be a blizzardly, nor'easter with gale force winds, two-story drifts, or a whiteout. So go buy this poster and get on with it. The Pomegranates did not let... Read more →