Category Archives: Strange but True

Episodes from my memoirs, and stories I’ve heard from others.

A Day at the Zoo

  Recently we went to the National Zoo, and I had a bit of a moment with the tiger. He had been almost hidden at the top of the hill, so far away from the railing that folks without a … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Donald Ford–Unexpected Benefits of Writing

Donald Ford was gracious enough to give me permission to use his inspiring post as a guest blog. Here’s the story the way Donald told it: I love going out to a mall with my wife and daughter shopping. They … Continue reading

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Stalking the Fugitive Sock

I’m sure you’ve had this experience, too–you’re folding and sorting the laundry, fresh from the dryer, and you come up short a sock. If you’re one of those people who just buys all white or all black socks, all the same, … Continue reading

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My Brother the Mass Murderer???

My brother called me a while back, quite upset. He had had a really bad day the day before. His power flickered sometime during the early morning hours, so his alarm didn’t go off. He woke up to find he … Continue reading

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My “Shining” Moment

About 20 years ago I was on the board of directors of a computer software users group. We were planning our annual convention to be held in Orlando, and took a trip down to meet with the hotel and negotiate … Continue reading

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The Strawberry-Butter Pecan Incident (Non-fiction!)

My husband James could be a real jerk at times. That day in the supermarket was one of those times. We were in the frozen food section, with all four of his children. Knowing that we were out of ice cream … Continue reading

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