Author Archives: Cissy Taylor

About Cissy Taylor

Cissy is a retired journalist who spent any number of years reporting and writing about crimes in New Hampshire, seeing up close and personally just how much harm one human being can inflict on another. Those are not the things she intends to write about here. A Southern Belle, born and raised in Kentucky, she has lived in the frigid north for nearly 39 years. Her faithful companion, Bebe, is a black rescued greyhound who, enviously, sleeps 20 hours a day.

My Daddy’s Day

Note: This post was in draft form backstage here at “Write Away the Day.” I have added some pictures of our father, Dub Taylor as well as a few memories of my own. Richard Taylor My daddy, E.W. Taylor Jr., … Continue reading

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Getting in the spirit

On Saturday night, I used my KitchenAid stand mixer more times than I’ve used it in the past two years. Since I’ve retired, I’ve found myself with time to do things I couldn’t do before. And one of those things … Continue reading

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Other worlds beckon

On Friday night, I walked the dog just after six and watched the international space station travel overhead from northwest to southeast, a bright light, looking like a star, moving across the sky. For many born in the last couple … Continue reading

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Eight years out

Eight years ago tonight, I was fasting and nervously wondering if I would sleep at all. The next morning, on Oct. 10, 2003, I awoke at 5 o’clock, a little foggy and a little hungry. Not that I could have … Continue reading

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Children and their imaginations: The envy of summer

On this beautiful summer evening, as the sun drops down behind the white pines around 5 o’clock, the two youngest kids on one side of my condo are in the backyard, sliding across one of those water-fed, flat sliders (you … Continue reading

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A letter to Mary Beth MacDonald O’Leary

Dearest Mac, This weekend, your family, your extended family, and a new family came together to celebrate the wedding of your second-born son, Kevin Thomas. His bride, Meaghan Elizabeth Bryan, is a beautiful woman with a bundle of energy that … Continue reading

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Pets in our lives

My new rescued cat, Baby Girl, purred early one morning for me for the first time since I brought her home from the shelter late in June. That’s how I knew she believed she had arrived at her (forgive me), … Continue reading

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