Author Archives: Nan Mykel

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.

An Hour is a Long Time to Talk

I would be happier about the president finally “showing himself” today were it not for that ominous hour-long off-the-record plotting time he and Putin spent together.P.S. Excerpt from the Shinbone Star by Anne Marie: It seems payment has come due. … Continue reading

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Back in 1946 or 1947…

I received a letter from the Charlotte North Carolina’s Writers Club congratulating me for being the youngest entrant to their short story writing contest.  I didn’t win, but I got a letter.  My story was possibly a page long, but … Continue reading

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Define “Generous” Please …

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
My jaw literally (well, okay, figuratively) dropped to the floor this morning when I saw this headline: HHS Secretary: Separating Immigrant Families Is ‘One of the Great Acts of American Generosity’ Say what??? The…

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Charles P. Pierce: Who Will Be Held Accountable for the Toddlers Lost by the Trump Administration?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Charles P. Pierce, a regular blogger at Esquire, describes the Trump administration’s blatant indifference to a judge’s order to produce the hundreds of toddlers that were taken away from their parents, then “lost”…

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Breakdown Howls – Verses

BREAKDOWN HOWLS Grab a piece of reality and take it with you when you journey to the other side!   Word salad is a symptom. How can that be? Early English sounds daft to me.   STOP! Just stop it! … Continue reading

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Spiders That Fly, Oh My!

Spiders have no wings, but they can take to the air nonetheless. They’ll climb to an exposed point, raise their abdomens to the sky, extrude strands of silk, and float away. This behavior is called ballooning. It might carry spiders … Continue reading

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U.S. Discourages Breast Feeding?

Well,I did see the story about a breast-feeding baby being yanked from its mother’s breast into detention, but I didn’t realize we would put corporate profits ahead of breast feeding. From NYT By Andrew Jacobs July 8, 2018 A resolution to … Continue reading

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