Author Archives: wroughtthoughts

A Matchless Collection

Picking up matches from merchants is a common habit. Eventually, when a glass bowl or drawer becomes full, it is likely some people throw the books away or leave just a few to form the base layer for a new … Continue reading

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The Plateful Dead 10

     Almost every trip to a local store will bring us into contact with vehicles bearing vanity plates. While most drivers are pondering over what the combination of seven letters and/or numbers mean, my thoughts are far away as I … Continue reading

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A Quaint Notion

One of the first items to catch my eye in a catalog I received recently is a Russian marine rescue signal horn shown on the back cover because this description of the object caught my ear: “Loud as all get … Continue reading

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A Breath of Hydroxphopylated Air

There must have been a time when one could remove an item from the medicine cabinet and recognize most of the ingredients on the back of the package. Surely, I thought, as I turned over the unopened tin of peppermint … Continue reading

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The Name That Goes with the Title

Because autumn is when automobile manufacturers release their models for the following year, I offer names for models to replace some of the tired brands that have outlived their usefulness. I have also provided a catchphrase after the model name … Continue reading

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Phase of the Dead

This is an age in which people are offended by real or imagined slights regarding gender, race, nationality, body shape, occupation, disability, hairdos, styles of dress, and forms of address. Homeowners who decorate their property with images or figures of … Continue reading

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Serenade for Sarah

The October issue of Old-House Journal proves again that it is the most informative and interesting of the restoration magazines. Eight times a year subscribers are happy to say “How do” to this welcome “How to” periodical. Among the features … Continue reading

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