Author Archives: Jamie

About Jamie

Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls


Message from a friend who was a storyteller in Texas schools. Trigger warning. I’m boring some of you, because I can’t seem to post about anything but Uvalde right now. You’ll have to get over it, because this school shooting … Continue reading

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When October Goes

This is the beginning of my favorite time of the year. From now until the end of November, Autumn will be falling while my mood escalates. It is always slightly melancholy but at the same life affirming as if in … Continue reading

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Squeezing Out a Memory

Mother and one aunt lived in Los Angeles, one aunt in Fowler, two aunts in Fresno, and the last of the six Pifer girls in Chowchilla: A sisterhood chain down Old Highway 99. Their children (the cousins) migrated up and down … Continue reading

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Remains of a Bucket List

Reprint of an old blog post. Somewhere a long time ago, I started reading.  I don’t remember learning to do it.  Others  told me I was about three when I grabbed the Bumper Book that had been a Christmas gift … Continue reading

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