Gimbling in the Wabe – It’s Too Danged Hot!

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Dang, it’s hot.  Too hot. I know you folks in Southern climates may well be guffawing at us Northerners now, like we don’t know hot, but I don’t care.  Heck, I moved North to get away from all this! For those who may not know, I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota; I have for 35 years.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Winter and Reading

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The bulk of this Gimbling in the Wabe came from one I had posted three years ago; it’s also, I think, my favorite “winter” installment of this feature.  So, since I’m running short of time and inspiration this week, I thought I would run it again, albeit with a bit of adjustment from the original.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Curling Up With a Good Book, Redoux

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This is a reworking of a Gimbling in the Wabe I wrote in back in 2013, but it felt especially relevant today as the temperature here took a nose dive.  The Mighty Belle and I still made it out to the Lake of the Isles, though!  I hope you’ll allow me a bit of indulgence [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Dogs and Books that Bind

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Of Dogs and Books that Bind It was pretty darned chilly at the off-leash dog park this morning.  The sky was overcast and a mean spitting of unexpected snow was pelleting those of us who were huddled near the picnic table as our dogs chased and romped, unconcerned with the elements.  “Colder than I expected,” [….]

LitStack Review: Vacationland by Sarah Stonich

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Vacationland Sarah Stonich University of Minnesota Press Release Date:  March 25, 2013 ISBN 978-0-8166-8766-4 Vacationland is a book that grabs you, not because of some harrowing drama or gripping plot twist, not due to a flamboyant cast of characters or unexpected turn of events or even because ordinary people have been thrust into extraordinary circumstances.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Music and Spring and Damnable Hope

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It seems like lately I simply cannot wash the dishes without first plugging into my iPod.  (Yes, I still hand wash my dishes.  I know, call me a Philistine, I don’t mind.)  This is true with other housework to a lesser extent, but especially when washing the dishes, I must be listening to my iPod.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Hey, Batter, Batter!

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I enjoy sports, but I love baseball.  I mean, I Really Love Baseball.  Mid-January through mid-March are barren for me, not because of the cold, snow or ice, but because they are devoid of baseball or even the distraction of football and the holidays.  The day that pitchers and catchers report to camp is my [….]