Author Archives: Em-O-Lee

About Em-O-Lee

What's to know, really? I am here. People like me, love me and hate me. And that's all there is to it. If you found me, it's because you kno

Spring is starting to Sprout

Winter has been rather mild here in New York. We had a freak snowstorm in late October, but that was about it. I planted a bunch of bulbs in October, almost as soon as they arrived. And I worried about … Continue reading

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The Christmas of the Sick

1981. Toronto. I didn’t get to finish the gingerbread house I was making with my classmates. Why? My entire family had been felled by the flu. All of us. It was a very vomitty Christmas. My mom comes home from … Continue reading

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Oh, Leopold. I miss you so.

Leopold. I adopted Leo when I was 15. My brother had just left for college and I wanted a pet. He was the only kitten left at the ASPCA in Manhattan. We had seen other kittens at other adoption centers, … Continue reading

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While Chris was away . . .

I was at play in the kitchen. I have always wanted to make cinnamon rolls. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, just very time consuming since you have to let the dough rise twice. Whaddya … Continue reading

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Something in my garden bloomed. Goddammit!

I planted these at the end of May and they have finally blossomed. Everything else, aside the Freesia, remained dormant or did nothing at all. But I can grow something from scratch! So there!

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We were in Floridaaaaaahhhhh. . .

We are just back from Florida, where despite the heat and humidity we had a really good time. It helps that Florida understands central air conditioning. We departed from White Plains airport. The airfare, with a connection flight in Atlanta, … Continue reading

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My Demilitarized Zone . . . or lack thereof

The one plant I really wanted in the backyard was a peony plant. The yard could be bald and riddled with weeds as long as I had my peony plant. I didn’t care if it was pink when I really … Continue reading

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