The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I was Skyping with a friend the other day, and by way of saying goodbye, I said, “Well, I’m off to go take a nap.” “So am I!” he replied. “Great minds think alike,” I said, almost instinctively. But I’ve always hated that phrase. I don’t think anything could be further from the truth. If …

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So, a friend of mine nominated me to do an album challenge. “The task is to post once per day for the next 10 days about the top ten albums that have an impact on your life, and to pay it forward by nominating someone else each day to do the same.” When I got …

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Nothing makes me thirstier than being told there’s no water available. If a book has been banned, it goes to the top of my reading list. When someone tells me that this is no place for a lady, I suddenly feel as though I weigh 1000 pounds. (We shall not be moved!) If I’m asked, …

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As I’ve mentioned before, my most viewed blog entry is the one on Bridge Symbolism. It’s viewed about 25 times a day, by people all over the world. I have no idea why, but it gratifies me. Now more than ever. Bridges symbolize connection more than anything else. They join places and people together that …

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This will be my 575th blog entry. I haven’t missed a day since I started this project back in December of 2012. It astounds me that I’ve been able to come up with this many points to ponder, but I have loved every minute of it. Because of this blog, my writing has improved and …

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Shovel Friends

The View from a Drawbridge

My mother used to say that you can’t pick your relatives, but you can pick your friends. And among your many friends, there are always a few who stand head and shoulders above the rest. I call these “shovel friends” because they are the kind you can call up at three in the morning and …

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Having worked on drawbridges for over 12 years, I’ve come to know how strongly many people feel about bridges in general. Just publish your plans to demolish or replace one, and brace yourself for the public outcry. People love to walk and jog across bridges, and many’s the time I’ve witnessed marriage proposals. Fishermen often …

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