Author Archives: marysigmond

About marysigmond

After four generations in Chicago, a big city transplant to the "wild west" of western South Dakota in 2004. Mom, domestic goddess, CEO of my world and fond of musing about what is becoming the second half of my life. It's a big old goofy world.

Cemetery Stomping

While I consider myself a writer, I also consider myself as a link in the history of it all:  my family of origin, my family we created, my extended family, the eclectic  friends from all walks as well as the … Continue reading

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To Pete S., Wherever You Are…

In the small town where I now live, there are a series of independent coffee shops. It was a scandal when the local satellite of a national food chain remodeled and installed a Starbucks. The coffee shop I favor has … Continue reading

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Dear Trevor

  Santa Claus The North Pole   December, 2005 My Dear Trevor: As you know, it is a very hectic time of year for me. I got your Christmas wish list as well as your brother and sister’s.  I know … Continue reading

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The Power of Illusions

The Power of Illusions I have personally come to believe that we all have one great illusion that weaves itself into the fabric of our lives. Maybe some people have more than one. Perhaps there are even people who have … Continue reading

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Adding My Thoughts Today

Originally posted on Marysigmond's Blog:
Today of all days, this bears repeating….. I used to live in a suburb whose Main Street was right out of a movie.  The 4th of July parade was always one of the major…

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Random Rainbows

I am trying to find the words to express a magic so ordinary and mundane that it make it all the more magical.   Sometimes the simplest moments are the most profound. If anyone is lucky enough to take it for … Continue reading

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The Sine Wave Of Friendship

By all rights, I shouldn’t be writing about anything mathematical. Nothing about the entire subject makes any sense to me. Sadly and truly, I mean not a crumb, nothing at all. I am so mathematically challenged, that I am not … Continue reading

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