Tag Archives: Queen Joan

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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More strength training

by cheri sabraw Meet Mary. Age 85 (but she quickly lets me know she will be 86 in November). Mary is one of  a number of older women in our small gym, Snap Fitness,  who push weights. Her kettle bell … Continue reading

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Star Quality

  by cheri block Much has been written throughout the ages about stars. Stars figure prominently in art, music, sculpture, and oratory. Their appeal is their mystery. And yet, astronomers high atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii … Continue reading

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Queen Joan of Ours

  by cheri block This Morning is quiet on the Rancho. Oddly, the turkeys and their racket are absent. A light wind flutters the oak leaves, so laden with acorns. My dear sycamores rustle; the creek dribbles with sympathy. Light … Continue reading

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Queen Joan

  by cheri block   Yesterday, handmaiden that I am, I paid a short visit to Queen Joan and concluded on my way back to my humble quarters that there are some people in the world who are so special … Continue reading

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