Author Archives: Ellen

Watermelon, Geraniums, and Rectors

I love watermelon – but not twenty-first-century watermelon. The current variety, the seedless – also seems to be increasingly tasteless. I bought one on my grocery shopping trip yesterday. I looked for the seeded kind but the only variety offered … Continue reading

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Eye on the Sparrow

This coming Saturday we are holding a party in our building celebrating Hats. I have a large collection of hats and I’m bringing most of them to the party for the ladies to try on. We’re serving cucumber sandwiches, lemon … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy!

Things are piling up on me.   Our Calling Committee is planning to talk to the candidates for Rector of my church, by phone and face to face, and we’ve got questions to sort out and dates to meet them to … Continue reading

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Notes From All Over

An amazing sight last Tuesday afternoon. A magnificent bald eagle landed in the street that runs beside our building and pecked at the demolished body of a run-over rabbit while crows, who had been holding their own feast, objected loudly. … Continue reading

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Deer Abbey and Hats

Here is the cover of the hardcover version of The Chronicles of Deer Abbey. I love the vivid colors of it. We are going to get a couple of copies to look at and approve and then the book will … Continue reading

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Deer Abbey

I wasn’t going to buy one, honest! I already have many, many hats. Yes, I know: Easter bonnet. Very traditional. But though I made an appointment with Angie Sandifer in Saint Paul when she surprised me with an email (I … Continue reading

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Dropping a Clanger

My work on Tying the Knot has stopped. I have struggled with it, quarreled with it, gotten angry about it, and finally accepted that it is dead in the water. Whether that is permanent I don’t know; I do know … Continue reading

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