Tag Archives: childhood

The Disappointment Gene

  by cheri sabraw I’ve written about certain genetic mutations in my family which have manifest themselves in dramatic behavior rather than in physical maladies. You may remember that my Grandmother Rosalie (1900-1992 A.D.) passed down FFN Syndrome to me. … Continue reading

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Solitude

by cheri I’m a sucker for any image, environment, conversation or person with whom I can begin to imagine something more than what meets the eye. I suppose this habit developed in my childhood when my imagination was as fertile … Continue reading

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Release your “kid” inside!

by cheri One of the secrets to living a zesty life is to remember what you loved when you were a kid. When paying attention to that “kid” buried in work, adult responsibilities, or sappy nostalgia, you may find 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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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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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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The Hand

by cheri block My father Hugh’s right arm  could rotate like a Ferris wheel and elongate all the way to the back seat of our Buick Vista Dome station wagon. This superhuman feat Hugh could accomplish while also driving at … Continue reading

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A recently discovered DNA thread: Forwarding Frightening News

by cheri block sabraw This morning  I forwarded an article from The Wall Street Journal to my son about the SARS-like virus in the Middle East. You see, their nanny is traveling in Tunisia at this moment and will be … Continue reading

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The skies in Santa Fe

by cheri block Santa Fe, New Mexico Toasty hot (like a blue corn enchilada) Some of you have never been to New Mexico, so I thought I would include a little photo gallery of the expansive skies here, which never … Continue reading

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An Ocelot named Derringer

by cheri block My hair stylist Lucy entertained me last week with a tall tale of custodial torment. In between precise snips with her scissors, she lamented her offer to take care of her cousin’s  small dog for 10 days. … Continue reading

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