Gimbling in the Wabe – Planting Flowers

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  This translated political cartoon by Spanish artist JM Nieto simply resonates with me. It originally appeared on January 1 for the Spanish newspaper ABC.es (where Mr. Nieto posts daily) with the caption, “Empecemos el año con optimismo” (translation: “Let’s start the year with optimism”). Me? I have no doubt that 2017 is going to [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Thousand Words

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* This Gimbling was first published in 2013.* Anyone who has eaten a ripe, juicy peach knows how messy they can be.  No amount of slurping will keep the juice from running down your chin, if you eat it straight from the pit with no napkin to contain it.  Eating a ripe, juicy peach – [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Eat Them Juicy Peaches

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(This week’s Gimbling in the Wabe is a retooling of an essay I wrote in 2013, one that has been on my mind a lot recently.  It plays into a swirling miasma of thoughts I’ve been struggling with, that I hope to find a voice for in the weeks to come.) ~~~~~ Anyone who has [….]

LitStack Review: Hero by Alethea Kontis

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Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters) Alethea Kontis Harcourt Children’s Books Release Date:  October 1, 2013 ISBN 0-5440-5677-9 Finally!  A book with a girl – well, young woman, she’s at least 16 –  who is the hero, who isn’t confused about the fact that she’s the hero.  Who doesn’t normally wear skirts and doesn’t particularly like dresses [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Thousand Words

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If a picture paints a thousand words Then why can’t I paint you? The words will never show the you I’ve come to know.      ~ David Gates Anyone who has eaten a ripe, juicy peach knows how messy they can be.  No amount of slurping will keep the juice from running down your [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – On Being Average

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I have a few Facebook friends who are really into fitness, specifically, into running.  They often share results of their most recent runs and/or competitions, they post pictures of themselves at the start of runs, or crossing the finish line, or at a point where they have reached a personal milestone.  I say, good for [….]