Tag Archives: Abbie Johnson Taylor

Barfing on the High Seas

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   One morning years ago at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Los Angeles, while most of my extended family was gathered for my uncle’s wedding, we were sitting around the pool, discussing what we … Continue reading

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A New Me

Recently while my homemaker from the local senior center was cleaning, she found plaster falling from the ceiling near my kitchen door. Apparently, it had gotten wet. This could only mean one thing. My roof was leaking again. Why didn’t … Continue reading

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Hangover Revisited

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   I just returned last night from a week in Florida with my brother and his family, where I had a wonderful time. Since I’m still unpacking and have a million other things … Continue reading

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Holiday Writer’s Block

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   Thanks to Neva Bodin for inspiring this. When I read her poem last week, for one split second, I was tempted to re-blog it but decided instead to write my own Christmas … Continue reading

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The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Have you ever been to a circus, watched an aerialist, and wondered how they did it or thought, oh boy, I’m glad I’m not doing that. Well, believe it or not, my late husband Bill, after suffering two strokes that … Continue reading

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Bill’s Birthday

This Post by Abbie Johnson Taylor Bill would have been seventy-four years old today. I wrote the following poem four years ago on his birthday while he was in the nursing home almost two weeks before he passed. It appears … Continue reading

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Acting Out at Open Mic Sessions

    This Post by Abbie Johnson Taylor   I was born in New York City to want-to-be actors who realized the importance of having a day job. That didn’t stop them from acting, though. We moved from New York … Continue reading

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Summer Strawberries by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Author Abbie Johnson Taylor I love to eat them year round, not just during the hottest months. When my late husband Bill was alive, he would buy them fresh, rinse them in cold water, remove stems, slice into bite-sized pieces … Continue reading

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Dream Closet (Fiction) by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Author Abbie Johnson Taylor Monique let herself into David’s apartment with the key she still had, although they broke up the week before. She patted her stomach, as a wave of doubt hit her. Yes, she was doing the right … Continue reading

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Summer Poetry and Music

  This Post by Abbie Johnson Taylor The following poem appears in the spring/summer issue of Magnets and Ladders. To hear me read it and sing two songs I associate with summer, click here. *** SUMMER HEAT   Warmth ushers … Continue reading

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