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Peggy Keener, Author at Austin Daily Herald - Page 2 of 11

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Funny, frightening, freaky fears

The human psyche is a wobbly stockpile of the inexplicable. What makes us people tick? Or tock? And why? For pure unadulterated wonkiness, one component ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:01 am

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Our school system is Austinishing

In my hand I am holding a very old, heavily sepia-toned article from a vintage Austin Daily Herald. I don’t know what year it was ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:01 am

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He had a dream

Remember way, way back when you, with your childish voice, revealed to your family your dreams? Dreams like becoming a famous singer or scientist or ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:19 am

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Full Circle: What did we do before thorny shrubs?

Has this ever happened to you? You are watching a movie set back in the middle ages where a woman (always a woman!) is sweeping ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:39 am

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Full Circle: Numbers, the tally of my life

I will soon experience my 77th spring. Seventy-seven times will I again meet the balmy weather uncloaked, unmittened, unbooted. Seventy-seven opportunities to witness tiny green ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:10 am

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Fools rush in … and back out

As 2019 wheezes its last breaths, let’s take a moment to dwell upon all that has made this a remarkable year. Yes, in good conscience ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:01 am

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Full Circle: Santa’s main squeeze

No matter how old I get, there persists in the very core of me a shimmering glitter that is called Christmas. I’ve often wondered if, ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:17 am

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Full Circle: And you thought your puberty was rough

I’ll bet you a pretty penny that in the long history of the Austin Daily Herald, it has never run a doozy of a story ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:11 am

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Peggy Keener: Know your turkey parts

For 81 consecutive Thanksgivings my sentiments regarding the turkey neck have not changed. I still find it alien as all get out. What was God ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:26 am

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Lip smackin’ glam: The power of lipstick

Elizabeth Taylor once advised a depressed friend, “Pour a stiff drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” I got to wondering if lipstick ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:06 am

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Peggy Keener: Useful uses for used books

Once again the folks of Austin have given the Friends of the Library their books for our Fall sale. Thank you! I’m never sure why ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:13 am

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Peggy Keener: Nectar of the gods

I have been moonstruck over one particular beverage ever since I was old enough to have taste buds.  Nothing has ever compared. This drink had ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:40 am

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Peggy Keener: When the great creator went wild

What an imagination the Almighty had when he/she conjured up the idea for the giraffe’s neck, the elephant’s trunk, the kangaroo’s pouch and the crocodile’s ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:52 am

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Hmmmmmm, I didn’t know that

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the tallest of all the American presidents? He liked being six feet, four and a half inches tall ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:16 am

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Parking lot reverie

Stand in the First Street parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank and you’ll find it a pretty barren spot.  Not only are you alone in ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:22 am

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