Tag Archives: Sprocket

Experimenting with Tanka

Today I’m writing about tanka for my Examiner.com column. So I thought I’d write a sample tanka because I can’t seem to find the one I wrote when I was doing a report on poetry in the 5th grade. Here … Continue reading

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52 Haiku Week 10

For the past two weeks I’ve been dealing with my dog’s health. She’s been sneezing blood all over the place — a bad combination of high blood pressure and aspirin seemed to cause it. Anyway, I’ve really had blood on … Continue reading

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52 Haiku Week 7

Would you believe I wrote this haiku in time for last Wednesday’s post but just forgot to post it? It was a crazy week. A big, fat smile Works its way across my face What a cheeky dog! Originally posted … Continue reading

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Oom Pa Pa

This thought ran across my mind the other day as I was walking the dog. I currently live in a neighborhood with a high percentage of Mexicans and they love to have family parties with the music blaring and the … Continue reading

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Three Sprocket Haiku

The other day, while I was putting on my shoes to take Sprocket for a walk, I was inspired to write a few haiku about her. I share them with you here: Four-legged smile The dog of my heart and … Continue reading

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The Silver Lining to Unemployment

The other day, I was thinking how much I’m enjoying spending time with my wonderful dog, Sprocket. And then it occurred to me that being between jobs has its perks. The past month I’ve been able to really enjoy my … Continue reading

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Random Thought for the Day

If happy thoughts truly could make you fly, my feet would rarely touch the ground as long as Sprocket was in my life. I just love my dog!

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Fun Grumbling About the Weather

This week we had a snowstorm and I got to drive to work in it. It was fun, really. I love driving 40mph on the freeway. Well, in light of all this winter frivolity, I thought I’d share with you … Continue reading

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A Joyous Run In the Snow

Last night, I took my dog, Sprocket, for a walk in the snow. About 5-6 inches of powdery snow covered the grassy areas in front of our apartment building, but the parking lot was plowed. Sprocket has on the little … Continue reading

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A mold-free, well-lighted apartment

Ah! A new, mold-free, well-lighted apartment. And better than that, an apartment my dog hasn’t “christened” — and we’ve been there for more than 24 hours, too! Such small joys make me feel hopeful for the future.

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