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About bearicaquinn

Smallish, smushy in the sad parts, certainly destined for cat-lady-dom. Enjoys boats, bikes, black coffee, pug faces, sourdough bread, the morning when you have slept long enough, beards, mountainsides, art, rooftops, etc. Will continue to live in things that are interestingly shaped. So octopus.

Cally Quinn, 1999-2017

It has been a long time since I last wrote. 2.5 years, in fact. I have thought of you all consistently, and the space between these words and those have bookended many, many experiences. However, this post is not about … Continue reading

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Smoke Breath

  Lying in the driveway in search of meteors, bellies filled with turmeric and lentils, we watched our breath tumble through the beam of a flashlight, held our hands up to the sky to see the moon color our palms.  … Continue reading

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This pair of cool mornings has my mind wandering into autumn, when I will be not just Mrs. Quill but Professor Quill, and Bartendress Quill as well. My mornings will be early and my nights long, but each day will … Continue reading

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Summer Hairdos and Westward, Ho!

Well, as luck and experience would find me, I find myself back on I-80, facing the Wal-Mart parking lot to which The One Who is Bearded delivered me just a few hours ago. Enormous storm clouds, summer pavement, sloshy McDonald’s coffee in the cup-holder, … Continue reading

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This Home of Mine

Saturday morning, after wishing well to the Bearded Companion who motorcycled out of the driveway, I set off into the great green world with my weekend bags and cup of coffee, and proceeded to undertake the dreamy, familiar drive to … Continue reading

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Bailey Stanley

Long ago, in the belly of winter, Adam Stanley submitted something for the approval of the cat blog society. Now, nearing the solstice, I finally stop being disorganized and post it. Please, meet Bailey. (In Adam’s own words.)   California … Continue reading

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Cats Belonging to Others

Long before we had Olive,   other people owned cats and I visited them with great glee, living vicariously through the perceived happiness of their owners. Two years into life with our three-legged wonder, I balance puke on the carpet … Continue reading

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Some Cats I Have Known

Good morning! I am drinking coffee and we are getting back to it. Suddenly it is Summer now. Yes, we called the weeks previous to this “summer” (though it’s not yet the solstice) but the last two days, oppressive, dank, … Continue reading

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Events Past

It has been awhile. I am reeling, somewhat, for now suddenly it is summer and my mornings are slower, or at least different– the bedroom cool and damp and the world outside a humming green, coffee, stacks of books, the … Continue reading

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Puzzle Cat

Straight from New Mexico comes this, the Spirit of Saturday. It is the weekend, it has been a long week. There will be more from me soon, but for now I will share pictures of Erin’s Mufasa, my puzzling cat-nephew. … Continue reading

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