Random conversations over a good cup of coffee . . .

Following the Dog Catcher

By Jo Ellen on November 9, 2016
Blue Dog Painting "Stand Up Straight and Tall"

By the time I got to the polling place it was dark.   Not used to the time change, it felt surreal.  Inside it was packed but things were moving quickly. The gals at the table were tired, I think.  They moved me along quite efficiently, though, making sure my new address was correct. As soon as they gave me the little sticker–not the “I Voted” one but the one with all your info on it–I started crying.  For some […]

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Hello, Fifty-six!

By Jo Ellen on October 18, 2016
Hello, Fifty-Six

Well, hello, Fifty-Six!   Hard to believe you’re actually here since I sometimes seem stuck at about Fifteen.  As you have arrived in such a timely manner, I though maybe we should talk a bit about our mutual expectations.   Frankly, I have no idea what you’re going to bring to the table. Fifty-four and Fifty-five brought such a mixed bag—lots of creativity and lovely new friends but also a tremendous amount of loss and some physical stuff I don’t […]

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It’s Still An Island

By Jo Ellen on February 13, 2016

Howdy!  I know it’s been a while.  Trust me.  I’ve missed ya. Missed writing. Missed our random conversations over a steaming mug of java. How have ya been?  Busy?  Good?  Overwhelmed?  Blessed?  Have you been like me–all of the above? Tomorrow is Valentine’s and I’d love nothing more than to be on a beach with my main squeeze. No. I know what you’re going to ask. Don’t get excited. I don’t actually have a fellow.  I’m just sayin’. Alas.  I’ll be […]

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