Author Archives: Cheri

About Cheri

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

A fire in Vermont

by cheri sabraw The propane delivery truck bellowed down our driveway last month, its brakes barking like a sea lion. I peeked through the wooden shutters in my closet window. A familiar scene, one that I have watched every couple … Continue reading

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If Dinah could talk

  by cheri Those of us who own animals have probably wondered what they would say in certain situations; the older I have grown, the more often this thought occurs to me. My horse Cricket, who  left this earth for … Continue reading

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“It’s how you look at it,” she said.

by cheri On a walk the other day, I came upon a tall and spiny collection of individuals with light on their fingertips and ribs on their bodies. The atmosphere was electric; the ground, troublesome. Although I greeted them with … Continue reading

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From my fine art blog

by cheri This story seemed to be more than just about art, so I am sending all of my readers the link.    

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Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2019

  by cheri sabraw Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. On a day like today, only the victims of Nazi atrocities should be in our minds and hearts. Any other tangential political topic must be avoided lest we become distracted from … Continue reading

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“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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