Tag Archives: Memoir

LOST POEMS

I’ve been writing my poetry for some time, ever since someone mistakenly called me a poet. I replied, No, I’ve never penned a poem in my life, then sat down and began to write. I haven’t stopped since. Looking back … Continue reading

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No. 4858

The following is an excerpt from a personal letter I wrote to a dear friend in Canada. I am very candid about my views. I’m not attempting to start a debate or initiate an argument. This is merely a moment … Continue reading

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GRIEF AND THE CIRCLE GAME

****Warning: This is not a happy post. Art by Qakie   I’ve been off the grid. You may have noticed, but probably not. That’s okay. If you’re anything like me, social media is a constant, incoming tide of information, ideas, … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN CATS

How does someone end up a sixty-six-year-old cat lady? I think it was destined, because some of my earliest memories are of cats. This is Two and me in 1958. He was the cat I was going to marry. Two … Continue reading

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THREE PICTURES

  I’m looking at a picture of my parents. My father in a plaid shirt and turtleneck, standing arms across his chest, smiling. My mother sitting, outside somewhere, the green of grass for background. Legs crossed ladylike, cigarette in hand. … Continue reading

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SCHRÖDINGER’S TRUNK, reblogged from the Fire Star Press Blogsite

Read my post on the Fire Star Press Blogsite:   SCHRÖDINGER’S TRUNK, by Mollie Hunt, Cat Writer    

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ECLIPSE

  I watched the eclipse. In Portland, Oregon and thereabouts, everyone did. On August 21, 2017, every local soul was outside with their eclipse glasses on, staring at the sun. It was cool, amazing, wonderful, surprising, and phenomenal, all rolled … Continue reading

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CAT LADY, CRAZY OR GREAT?

  Last night I went to dinner with friends. We talked, not of clothes or makeup, not of shopping or movies or places we had been, not of husbands or children or illnesses we were experiencing. We didn’t even discuss … Continue reading

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MY FATHER WAS AN IMMIGRANT

My father was an immigrant. He escaped Germany and came to the United States in 1937. He didn’t talk much about his past, but he did tell about his first sighting of the Statue of Liberty. How beautiful, how great, … Continue reading

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FREE-WRITING

  I always write out my blogs before I post them, but TODAY IS THE EXCEPTION. I’ve tried putting the significance of today out of my mind, concentrating on my participation in the Women’s March tomorrow as a stand I … Continue reading

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