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The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 5M ago

Winter: Sleepy Rush High Wire Time

In January, having feasted, we sleep. Lent is bear hibernation time. I sleep sandwiched between the cat and dog, the dream protectors.  Because of their gentle snoozy safety the boogey-man ...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 6M ago

Above the Ground

“I cannot register that Trump is to be sworn into office. I just cannot.” A friend remarked. “I hope he becomes somehow incapacitated before he gets into office.”Aside a passing eye over the...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 6M ago

That Little Encounter in Black

I don’t know about you but maybe you’ve had the same experience. It was like landing in Absolutely Fabulous.  I suppose I had gate crashed but maybe you can’t gate crash if the gate hasn’t b...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 8M ago

The Run Around, Good Style

“What is that which always is and has no becoming; and what is that which is always becoming and never is? That which is apprehended by intelligence and reason is always in the same state; ...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 8M ago

Do You See the Light?

“Different glasses.” I was back at the bank, and trying to read the terms of the account I was busy opening after much deliberation and three visits, two quite unsuccessful, to the bank. “...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 8M ago

Scholars of Virtue

“I am amazed,” she said, “at how Americans can smooth out the wrinkles of failure.” The Dutch woman read aloud an acceptance message of the election of the new American president, written b...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 8M ago

Betting on the Ponies

He said, "It will cost thirty euros a year." I was examining the documentation I had printed off the internet while in a friend's kitchen. "That's without BTW. The actual price is 36 Euros a...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 9M ago

All You Need to Know About Dialysis

Ah, the bank! I was waiting, I stood, for someone to come and collect me from downstairs and propel me upstairs to talk about Matters. An elderly gentleman with thin ankles, and a crooked f...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 9M ago

Minus the Contempt

I  really couldn’t blame them, the housing market is booming in Amsterdam. They put the apartment up for sale, people went crazy for it, bid after bid, they upped the price 20% and launched...
The Sweet Bag of the Bee · 9M ago

Obligatory Leopard Print

For those of you who have pets, you will understand what I am talking about. You’re standing in front of a display of pet beds at the pet store, and the fabric choices are horrendous or you...