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November 8, 2013

I haven’t been posting because we had an unexpected death in the immediate family September 13th.  I don’t want to share any details about it at this time, other than it shook Jude and me to our very souls.  She just went back to work last week.  Nearly all of our energy has gone into grieving and healing, and it’s been exhausting at times.


So basically I’m just checking in with you to let you know I’ll be back on my writing feet again soon.  In the meantime, I’d like to share two stray thoughts I’ve had recently: (1) Green Eggs and Ham is a delightful book, but Ted Cruz had no right to use it to shut down Congress; and (2) watching Miley Cyrus twerk her bony body at the VMA, I realized that I have a curvier ass than hers.


Miley, I beg you, eat some protein.  You can afford it.


  1. Anonymous permalink
    November 8, 2013 9:33 am

    Miley, even eat some carbs for gosh sake. Allen, glad you’ll be writing again. Missed you here in DC and the country’s been going all to hell as a result.

  2. gordon raley permalink
    November 8, 2013 9:35 am

    Obviously didn’t do something right. My quilt logo changed, which was bad enough, but they also changed my name to “Anonymous” where around here to get me into big trouble.

    • November 10, 2013 10:49 am

      I guess “Anonymous” is this generation’s “Deep Throat”. Try to stay out of underground parking lots, old chum.

  3. November 8, 2013 1:09 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss but I’m happy to have you back

    • November 10, 2013 11:00 am

      Thank you very much, Diane. My first response somehow ended up at the bottom.

  4. November 8, 2013 1:37 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, you and Jude are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs and sympathy winging your way over the ‘net!

    • November 10, 2013 10:53 am

      Thank you, Tiffany. Has the Zombie Apocalypse hit Arizona yet?

  5. November 8, 2013 6:48 pm

    Hearts are with you.

    • November 10, 2013 10:54 am

      I appreciate that, Kate. Any snow yet?

      • November 24, 2013 10:11 am

        Oh heavens, yes.
        And apparently rain, as my back step is icy this morning.

  6. November 8, 2013 7:21 pm

    sorry for your loss.. ted cruz kind of missed the whole green eggs and ham meaning but he is a giant asshat so..what can you expect.. miley is young..i was way skinnier than she was at that age.. give it 30 years…

    • November 10, 2013 10:57 am

      Hi, kris, and thank you. Cruz may be King Asshat, we’ll know soon. I trust your faith in Miley.

  7. November 10, 2013 9:55 am

    Sorry for your loss Allen, for you and Jude.

    • November 10, 2013 10:58 am

      Hey, Beth, and thank you. Where are you these days?

      • November 19, 2013 9:03 am

        Hi Allen, I am still around. I have started another blog and here is the address if you want to take a peek….. gypsygirl1011 and my email is and at as well. WordPress sometimes locks me out of my old Blog. Oh this is Beth by the way. Not sure how to add you to my new blog. Things change so much. Hope all is well with you and Jude and once again I am so very sorry for your loss. (Hugs)

  8. November 10, 2013 10:50 am

    Thank you very much, Diane.

  9. November 12, 2013 1:52 pm

    Give my aunt a Big Hug for me!!! and tell her I love her 🙂

    • November 20, 2013 12:58 pm

      Can do, Chris. I hope your holidays are meaningful.

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