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One foggy morning a few years ago, after I dropped Zach off at his beloved school, I decided to do the coffee shop + laptop thing. I have to admit, I was not in the practice of bringing a laptop to a coffee shop and sipping latte while surfing the internet. “Back in the day,” when I did not know [...]

January 27th, 2024|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

The Preston Pére Noël

What little child doesn’t scream, cry, or freeze up when introduced to Santa for the first time? Maybe there are some littles who reach exuberantly for the man with the white beard and round belly (“that shook, when he laugh’d, like a bowlful of jelly” – sorry, couldn’t resist). I’ve seen toddlers sprint toward the velvety, high-backed chair surrounded by [...]

December 11th, 2023|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Sense & Sensibilitea

Ordinarily, tea bags are pretty…well, ordinary. Neatly arranged in colorful, perky, perfect-sized boxes or stacked like Pringles® in pretty metal tins, tea bags generally stay perched on a shelf till needed. Whatever their packaging, dressed-up cardboard or embellished metal seems to make up for their ordinary-ness.    Tucked away in my pantry are ordinary tea bags of all sorts. Calming [...]

September 26th, 2023|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Dancing at the DMV

Much to my surprise, I was asked for my ID while purchasing wine recently. I was carded?? Maybe the cashier forgot her glasses that day. And I probably should have donned mine when I pulled Zach’s ID card from my wallet instead of my own. I giggled and then gasped. “You don’t have your ID, miss?” the cashier asked. “No, [...]

July 27th, 2023|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Lemme’ See You Smile

During the winter months, we like to watch Wheel of Fortune while eating dinner. Somehow, the combination of comfort food and Pat Sajak’s corny jokes just caps off a wintry evening. And the routine of TV game show, dinner, conversation, and clean-up just seems to flow nicely and set a calm pace for the remainder of the night. […]

February 4th, 2023|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

The Goodwill Glass Debacle

Sitting on the garage floor, collecting dust and occasionally getting kicked by our careless footsteps, was a collection of glassware in various baskets. Like most of the world, stay-at-home mandates provided time (lots and lots of time) to sort through household items and secure a portion for donation. Trouble was:  every time I tried to bring those glasses to a [...]

November 17th, 2022|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , |3 Comments

d r i f t

by Keri Horon   Cumulus clouds, circling birds Worn-out wood, whispered words Silvery spheres that we puff Sticks, seaweed, and other stuff d r i f t Photo Credit - Pixabay Dust in the rays coming through glass Divided attention in algebra class Scattery sweet flowergirl’s petals Pollen released from springtime nettles d r i f t Hang [...]

May 28th, 2022|Categories: The Rest|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


This fictional short story is in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd) and Autism Awareness Month (April). May the ones who misunderstand gain a bit of insight; may the ones who love those with autism carry on with their enduring loyalty; and may the ones with autism receive the positive attention and acceptance they deserve. Offerings by Keri [...]

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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