Gimbling in the Wabe – What I Want for Mother’s Day

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I was watching television the other day when an ad came on informing me that for this Mother’s Day, “smart phones trump flowers”, suggesting that in order to show your mother how much you appreciate her, you need to give her not flowers, but a smart phone.  Another ad on another day shows women being [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What I Want for Mother’s Day

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, so here is the post I wrote a few years ago to share what I, as a mother, would really, truly like out of this day.  Not sure if your mother would agree, but no matter what, if you can, be nice to your Mom on Sunday.  She probably deserves [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Rather Petty But Nonetheless Tragic Tale of Woe (and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)

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This is a tragic tale of procrastination, of frustration, of yet another good intention ground into the paving stones of Hell. It is a rant meant to exorcise demons. It is a cry in the wilderness, which yet echoes against the oppressive mountains of indifference, in the dark gloom of an existence devoid of even [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What I Want for Mother’s Day

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This Gimbling in the Wabe was first published for Mother’s Day 2014. I was watching television the other day when an ad came on informing me that for this Mother’s Day, “smart phones trump flowers”, suggesting that in order to show your mother how much you appreciate her, you need to give her not flowers, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Gift to You

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  My father was a minister, and for many years he held Christmas Eve services for the churches in his parish.  Often, in lieu of a sermon he would read a story that would touch our hearts.  This was one of his favorites – the story of Pedro and Little Brother – and every year [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What I Want for Mother’s Day

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I was watching television the other day when an ad came on informing me that for this Mother’s Day, “smart phones trump flowers”, suggesting that in order to show your mother how much you appreciate her, you need to give her not flowers, but a smart phone.  Another ad on another day shows women being [….]

LitStack Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

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Half Bad Sally Green Viking Release Date:  March 4, 2014 ISBN 978-0-670-01678-5 Being an teenager isn’t easy for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for sixteen year old Nathan Byrn.  Growing up in modern day Britain, one would expect his life to be full of social media and cell phones, thoughtless school pranks and unwelcome growing [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Sharing the Gift of Reading

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Sharing the Gift of Reading I tend to be one of those people who obsess over gift giving.  Not that I do it all that often – I’m actually pretty frugal when it comes to the acknowledgement of the appropriateness of giving a gift.  And I don’t really like getting gifts myself; I think it [….]