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About inkenheimer

Inkenheimer is a writer, designer, smart-ass Boomer, kitchen witch extraordinaire, and ultimately a dreamer who believes that life is so much better when you live inside your head. She resides with her family in beautiful Michigan, land of four seasons and great lakes. For fun she cooks and bakes, designs jewelry for the Vanity Review Emporium, watches movies, and collects unusual words.

Are We Ready to Lose it Again?

Thirteen years ago on this day, a massive power failure swept across the northeastern US. The satellite image shows the blacked-out area like some alien had taken a giant bite out of Canada and New England. At that moment, I … Continue reading

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Delightful Word Stumbled Upon Today: Gnomic

Lately I’ve reflected on how the 2016 campaign has afforded the opportunity to revive many delightful and rarely-used entries from my Spreadsheet of Unusual Words Found (yes, I actually collect these) to describe the presumed GOP nominee, Donald Trump. Words … Continue reading

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I’ll take the all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet, but hold the Republican presidential candidate, please.

Originally posted on Margaret and Helen:
Margaret, is it a sad day, indeed.  I was just reading the news about how America has gone against the word of God with the latest Supreme Court ruling.  I am just beside myself. …

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Perhaps There is a God, After All

Terrific Tuesday Tale: We set out in search of strawberries on this afternoon of dreary rain, and spent an inordinate amount of time stuck in a construction back-up on I-94. (You know what I mean, you’ve been there–just change the … Continue reading

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The Engineer’s Daughter

I colorize my closet by season, and my kitchen cupboards are organized by end use. OCD or just efficient? You tell me. My niece laughs and says this is “so German”. It’s not obsessive. It’s a common sense approach to … Continue reading

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The More Things Change, the More I Am the Same, part 1

In the landline world of South Bend, Indiana in the late 1960s, there was a phone number shared around Adams High called “the Hot Line”. You called and reached a busy signal, but behind it, distantly, you could hear teens … Continue reading

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A Poem: #832 Is My Color

#832 is My Color. Took me a long time to find it, easily 40 years. You see they keep re-naming it, re-formulating it, re-packaging it, with every glorious, glamourous update. But I found it. This time around it’s “Unending Amber”. … Continue reading

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Muse – ing

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p.s. (Still) Too Big To Succeed

If you waded through my previous kvetch about AT&T’s customer service, you might be interested to learn that they billed me $106 for the replacement gateway modem that never did work. I called to complain and after sitting on hold … Continue reading

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The Most Important Stuff

A few people have accused me of being, not just a liberal, but an NPR-listening, MSNBC-watching, anti-religious, feminist, tree-hugging, Left-loving, “user-loser-chooser” liberal. To which I reply − and your point is…? Actually it is just very few people, mainly old … Continue reading

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