Tag Archives: childhood

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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The Greeks

by cheri block Long ago when I was a naive girl, I tried out the Greek sorority system. *   *   *    *    * “Hello, Cheri. My name is Leslie. Welcome to Kappa Kappa Gamma. That’s a cute dress. How are … Continue reading

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The Glorious Central Coast

by cheri block I blame my father Hugh for my inability to nap. Keep your eyes open or you might miss something! I am on a short two-day spring break from school, so why not take a drive with the … Continue reading

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