My Lists: Name, Things I Love, Things I hate
Of course I’m not putting my legal name on this! Signing the Declaration of Independence and risking public execution is a GOOD example of standing up for your beliefs. Cyber scum having that much easier a time tracking me is NOT.
So, to make Melville spin in his grave I open with…
Call me Marcie.
Things I love
My late husband
the sound a cat makes when she shakes her head and her ears rustle together in a whir like bat wings
The Green Mountains
Weaponry from 300BCE to 1800 CE
the exploratory mode dogs get into which combines this great delicacy and off the meter hyper-sniffing
the point in winter when there’s been a fresh snowfall but it’s warm enough to go outside and smell the air.
stories, written or told
History and the irony of historical narrative
Things I hate
Having anything that I really can’t avoid using the word ‘hate’ for
college students who get drunk and kill people and pollute landscapes
society’s allowance of it
bad historical fiction
the subtle war of the clothing industry on anyone over size 8
The fact that evil dictators and horrendously stupid and mean society figures are alive and my husband, the best man I ever knew besides my grandfather, is not.
No Child Left Behind (nope, we’re just screwing them all)
people who park a foot and a half away from the curb, in winter, and consider it justified because it’s in front of a church–any denomination