Category Archives: My childhood

Beep! Beep!

by cheri sabraw For twenty years I have told the story about what a sharp-shooter my father Hugh was. Why, as the family lore and legend go, while in the military at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, in 1954–when … Continue reading

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Reflection 2016

  by cheri block sabraw I looked in the magnifying mirror  yesterday.   In my eyes, I detected an alertness that made me wonder if such spirit portended fear and survival or curiosity and wonder. Though I would like to believe … Continue reading

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My machinations

by cheri block Nineteen days after my 10th birthday, I hunkered down in our darkish den to watch the Twilight Zone. With me, were my eight-year-old brother Stevie and my four-year-old sister, Cindy. My mother had just given birth to … Continue reading

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A mint julep

by cheri Last week, we stopped in a college town, San Luis Obispo, on our way south. At a local coffee shop at the end of Higuera Street, I waited in line for a dark brew for me and a … Continue reading

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Waffles and Waffalls

by cheri I realize this image is rather earthy: a warm buckwheat and blueberry waffle resting asymmetrically on a pedestrian paper plate, its blueberries warning of dark caverns filled with butter and pure maple syrup–a bite of hot crust that … Continue reading

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Fair comment

by cheri block I’ve been married to the same man for a very long time. He might say, in his charming and sincere manner that “…it seems like yesterday we were walking down the aisle. Life with you, Cheri, has … Continue reading

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Security Sisters

by cheri I remember when Charles Schultz suggested that  security was “a thumb and a blanket.” For me, security is still closely related to touch and sound. Things soft–my lambs wool robe, downy slippers, Italian cotton blouses, and silk pillowcases. … Continue reading

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The Other Half-Circle of Hell

by cheri Someone stole one of my blue ceramic pots from a small arched alcove up by our gate. To take the pot, the thief had to wriggle it  through Spanish iron. This is the second theft I have experienced … Continue reading

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More geometry in photography

by cheri sabraw I never set the world on fire in mathematics. In elementary school and junior high, my placement was in honors math but barely. In other words, I provided for all those annoying whizzes a magnificent  “C” that … Continue reading

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My favorite (dwarf) planet is Pluto

by cheri block The bright spot in this week’s news, brighter the prospects of a nuclear agreement with an untrustworthy country, and more luminescent than the prospects of a third ginormous loan for Greece, is the picture of Pluto and … Continue reading

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