Monthly Archives: July 2013

Eggplant Casserole

I haven’t made this dish for years, mostly because Jeb thought eggplant looked alien and he wasn’t too keen on anything that looked alien.  When he was growing up, he never had to eat anything alien looking and that was … Continue reading

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When I was a little shivver, my grandparents rented a nice split-level house in Bothell for a while mid-way between living on their farm in Machias and the care-taker job they took on Ketren Island for a while.  In my childish … Continue reading

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Sleepy thoughts and Fettuccini Alfredo with Sausage and Shrimp

1.  Frustrated.  Buyer bugs me rather frantically yesterday to receive in some invoices and I do all I can.  That includes all that have a working PO.  After spending an hour looking up all the individual items, I find that I … Continue reading

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Okay, it’s time…

I’ve been keeping my website, Ampbreia Reloaded, open for too long to such little purpose.  I started it way back when someone said I’d have to have my own website to post details of my book(s) on when I got … Continue reading

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Pineapple Stir-Fry

Since Jeb had brought home a fresh pineapple and rib-eye steak from the commissary on Friday and my garden is producing quite a lot of sugar peas this year, I decided to make pineapple stir-fry for dinner on Sunday. For this recipe, you need to … Continue reading

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Morning thoughts with addendum

1.  When I visited my mother-in-law in the hospital and my father-in-law came in to hold her hands and tell her that she’d had a stroke, I thought it very curious that I could see/feel her aura/energy field but not … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Kiss

Repost from Xanga with screenshot from Charmed, All Hell Breaks Lose… Eyes caught in that moment, That gossamer mesh where time and infinity collide, Worlds apart come together… Breath caught, The shiver of a delicate touch trembling with an urgency … Continue reading

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Sakura Con 2011

Another blog I found in draft form that I never actually posted at the time I wrote it. I just thought I did.  Not the same thing…. Did you go? As usual, we did: Jeb and I, our sons Andy … Continue reading

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Dying in Space

Tatters of a dream last night… On a ship with family and many strangers, fellow evacuees.  The stars are bright through every port like daylight.  So odd the heavens are black amid them.  All those suns, you’d think, should make … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Ladin

Another previous unpublished blog from a while back ago when I didn’t know what I was doing and thought I’d published it.  I really need to clean up my archives! Okay.  I’m satisfied. Here are the before and after photos … Continue reading

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