Category Archives: Life

  1. Teach Your Children Well

    02/10/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    Especially? Teach your girl children the requisite amount of rudeness. The bitch IS my heroine. (And I still don’t like …
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  2. Considering Walls

    02/08/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    I did my military service, got married, and had my first child inside the confines of the Berlin Wall.  I …
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  3. Melancholy Monday: Talking to Relatives/Friends With Mental Illness

    02/05/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    I live in a house with more people suffering PTSD than people who do not suffer PTSD.  I grew up …
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  4. Intelligence? They Wouldn’t Know “Intelligence” If It Bit Them On The Ass!

    01/30/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    I was, once upon a time, back in the Cold War days, an intelligence analyst. I grew up doing nuclear …
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  5. Bloody Blue Moon

    01/30/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    My poor pack-rat husband is in marital purgatory today. His desk has become unmanageable. His storage closet is likewise packed …
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  6. Booking Out for January

    01/24/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    I’ve got my book per week goal well in hand in spite of life getting way more crazy than usual …
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  7. I Am An Angry Woman, and Unashamed!

    01/21/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    I often think I could go to jail for the act of slapping the next person who says to me, …
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  8. When They Elect A Pope…

    01/19/2018 by syrbal-labrys

    … it became custom to lock the fractious cardinals in and keep them there till the job was done. Am …
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  9. Post-Holiday Lazy

    12/25/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    It is books and cookies here for some of us, red-gold rye beer and video games for others! And snow …
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  10. Witchy Flyby – Trouble Below

    12/23/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    I feel a bit like an out-take of a Bruce Willis movie: I want to say “Head or gut?” before …
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  11. Birch

    12/19/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    I like the idea of a Yule log cake for dessert. But I hate cold cake and rigid buttercream icing. …
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  12. Ikea Hack Dragon’s Lair

    12/16/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    We decided to have some fun with a holiday tradition this year. When our children were small, we made gingerbread …
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  13. Fantasy and Reality

    12/13/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    Once upon a time — ah, how many fantasies begin just that way?  Once upon a time, I visualized the …
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The name of this blog, and my Dreamwidth blog, Herlander Refugee, is taken from a 1915 feminist novel "Herland". It makes my heart sing that modern women are experimenting with creation of a new "Herland"! Yes, comments are closed. Anyone who just MUST reach me can do so at syrbal6 at gmail dot com.

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