Tag Archives: RoofTop Creations

Dog Dreams

RoofTop Chalie is coming around the final curve. He is running close to 45 mph and he can hear the hum of the crowd as he moves closer to the finish. He can feel his spine stretch as all four … Continue reading

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To My Neglected Friends: Smartphone Technology Is Hurting Our Friendship

THEN: Sitting around my  kitchen table, eight friends passed around vacation photographs. One friend told anecdotes of his summer adventures as I filled wine and soda pop glasses and fetched beers for our guests. Sharing vacation pictures was a great … Continue reading

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New Addition

To the yard sale family on Warren Street, thank you for giving him up. Because when I laid eyes on him, I could tell that you had loved him once. But now he was old, neglected, and ragged. As I … Continue reading

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Vinyl Revival

The media says that vinyl records are making a comeback. New bands are starting to produce their music on vinyl and record stores are emerging, once again, all over the country. This month, a new record exchange, or used LP … Continue reading

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Honor Among Thieves, I Mean Crafters

Writer’s disclaimer:  This post was written about a craft show where I was a seller and about people I met (or perhaps fabricated), in the very distant past (or maybe it was just yesterday).  Any resemblance you might notice to … Continue reading

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Craft Room Daydreams

My friend Michele has an actual craft room.  It has a work table and shelves and little compartments for her crafting goodies.  I, however, am not so fortunate.  Extra space in my home is sparse, so my work space is … Continue reading

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What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

My boss has started to drop the word retirement in casual conversation and that’s got me worrying and thinking.  And while his exact timeline for exiting the workforce has not been revealed to myself and my quirky band of coworkers, … Continue reading

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Volunteer or be VolunTOLD?

Jake and I were in the checkout line at the Goodwill with my trash-to-treasure find.  The two dollar wood table was missing two support dowels and was technically still categorized as trash.  But with Jake’s repair and my refinishing plans…..it … Continue reading

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A Gritty Gal Camper….Past and (hopefully) Present

So we are planning a family camping trip….our first in over ten years.  And Jake, my 15 year old son, has flat out refused to bunk in, or anywhere near, my tent. Jake’s justification is simple. He says that he expects … Continue reading

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Sharing the Planet

GEESE.  – They poop in the park.  A lot. – They squawk at you if you get too close to their nests. – They scare your dog. – And they walk slowly…..REALLY, REALLY SLOWLY….. across busy roads and they totally … Continue reading

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