MR. NATURAL

a novel by Elizabeth Langdon Andrews

LINDA'S BLOG


WELCOME TO LINDA'S  BLOG!

I stole some of "Elizabeth's" space to chronicle my mental meanderings, mostly so that I could keep "The Parkie Chronicles" in one place ... along with  (very rare and infrequent) political rants that you'll either love or hate, and if you're the latter, then you should just ignore them.

I'd love for you to respond, but mostly I hope you'll find out all you want to know about my battle with the "the Parkie Beast" and then some!   Ready?  Let's roll!

                             

This blog is  written and copyrighted by Linda G. Lyle,  aka Elizabeth Langdon Andrews

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PARKIE CHRONICLES #7

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


MAY 7: THE “WONDERWOMAN ILLUSION”

I’m delighted to report that I had a wonderful week: I spent most of it with Madison in Chicago and the rest traveling with Kerry. Now that my life is doubtless late into its third quarter at best, my most cherished moments are simply being with my husband and daughter, especially when the three of us can all be together “like old times.” Kerry had a conference in Wisconsin for part of the week, so M...

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PARKIE CHRONICLES 6

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

THE PARKIE CHRONICLES

4/30/2017

CHARLIE BROWN’S FOOTBALL

Likely, you know the story. Lucy holds a football for Charlie Brown to place kick, but without fail, just as his foot leaves the ground, she yanks the football out from under him and he hits the ground with a familiar thud.

I’ve always wondered what kind of a knucklehead could be so naïve. Lucy knows she will never change, the other kids know she’ll never change, and everybody knows t...

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PARKIE CHRONICLES 5

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

APRIL 23 -- ONE FORWARD, TWO BACK

This week's Chronicle is a day late because, well, I guess because last week's miraculous gift of functionality was an Easter miracle instead of a "fix" of some kind. Don't misunderstand; He Remains Risen, as do the the hope and "newness of life" that liturgical Christian congregations acknowledge by observing Easter for seven Sundays, followed by Pentecost, when the metaphorical "fire" of the Spirit comes to dwell with those who accept it. I thin...

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PARKIE CHRONICLES #4

Posted on April 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)



“He is risen!”


This central tenant of the Christian faith has been much on my mind during 2017's Holy Week. I think it was no accident that the Christian church's founders designed Easter as a moveable feast whose date is determined on a lunisolar calendar, much akin to ancient Pagan rites that celebrated rebirth, renewal, and to some – an eternal life that decisively conquers death. Or as the poet Isiah wrote, “The dead shall...

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PARKIE CHRONICLES 3

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)



GRAPPLING WITH THE BEAST AND THEN SOME


Some cliffhanger.


The cliff is still there, just like last week, and I’m still hanging. I haven’t been able to try the generic Requip yet, and that's the least of my worly ries this week. I think this is called a “setback.”


Now, Parkies are accustomed to setbacks --- as in, we can be tooling along just fine when the...

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THE PARKIE CHRONICLES #2

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)


NOTE:  THE "PARKIE" ARTICLES SHOULD BE READ IN SEQUENCE IF POSSIBLE. THE MOST RECENT APPEARS FIRST.)



 "...AND IT'S A HIGH SPIRALING PUNT.."


First, thanks for your messages during the week!   These are more meaningful than you can imagine!

 

Many of you asked about the chances of finding a cure...

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THE PARKIE CHRONICLES BEGIN

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)


PREFACE TO THE PARKIE CHRONICLES

Believe it or not, I’m sick of politics. Actually, I’m sick of what passes for “logic” and “facts” and appropriate rhetoric, none of which would win so much as a high school debate back in the day, let alone be taken seriously.


SO I’ve decided to co-opt my FB page to write, as have some of my betters before me, about my life and times as a Parkie – a term that many of us hard...

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HERE'S THE THING...

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 


 It’s not as if I were an elite East Coast liberal writing for VANITY FAIR; I simply hold a Ph.D. in Communication from a decent state university. But even with the “Doc” attached to my name, I was born and raised (often kicking and screaming at the status quo), in South Knoxville, Tennessee. Most people who can make that claim are what my mom called “salt of the earth” souls (a good thing), and most days it seems like half...

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