Author Archives: Cheri

About Cheri

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

The game is on!

by Cheri Sabraw I have surrendered to the tom turkeys this time of year when their fancy turns from pooping all over my driveway to the ladies. The lengths to which the toms will go to attract and finally mate … Continue reading

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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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