Author Archives: Cheri

About Cheri

Writer, artist, cable television host, grandmother to four!

“She has the most sand of any girl I know…”

by cheri sabraw In Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck says of Mary Jane Wilks, a 19-year-old girl he meets and admires and who, along with her sisters, is the object of a failed scam by the Duke and … Continue reading

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The European Onion

by cheri sabraw In psychological parlance, an onion is a metaphor for the subconscious, a place that often needs to be peeled back, layer after layer, in order to get to a problem. In most cases, the problem has rested … Continue reading

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The Honeysuckle Jasmine of it All

by cheri sabraw I took this photo last May while visiting Charleston, South Carolina. This grand Percheron, tasked with pulling a carriage load of tourists, stopped for a bite of tender shoots. He was doing something he shouldn’t–leaning in, off … Continue reading

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A first world problem

by cheri Three days ago, on the 23rd of this month, I marked my day by dredging up the banal fact that it has been eight weeks since our kitchen and family rooms were “demoed” and the Judge and I … Continue reading

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Thy Will be Done

by cheri sabraw One of my most memorable dogs was Maggie, a gorgeous liver and white Springer Spaniel who coped patiently with my typewriter, my stacks of uncorrected essays written in awful cursive or those typed on thin paper with … Continue reading

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New Mexico, again

by cheri sabraw Every time I anticipate a journey to New Mexico, in particular, a trip to Santa Fe, I picture the unparalleled beauty of the skies. And despite the snow and rain predicted for today, the show yesterday rewarded … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me

by cheri Today is my birthday. I am very grateful to have reached older age in pretty good shape and with an optimistic demeanor. In honor of my birthday, I am posting several of my favorite photos.  

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Blue

by cheri I’m taking a break from trying to dress up my new “garage” kitchen, which the Honorable Honor and I are now sharing with a yellow Labrador, her hairy and stinky bed, the cars, two refrigerators, box cutters, and … Continue reading

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Orange

by cheri sabraw We amateur photographers take joy in the little things like the light coming through the turkeys’ wattles. Then there are the accoutrements of a grandson studying hard at our house. The light from air,  filled with the … Continue reading

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A Giant Loses a Limb

by cheri sabraw We were lying in bed yesterday morning, listening to the delightful sounds of a morning coming to consciousness: Turkeys stepping through dry leaves, finches singing to their mates, blue jays squawking at will and the 6:30 am … Continue reading

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