Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.

Ghost Yachts

A lone seagull lands on a jib crane. The water quietly laps the shore. The salty smell of dried kelp hangs in the air. Mix a little early morning fog with sunrise and twin ghost yachts appear crossing the harbor … Continue reading

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The Perfect Box

What is it about cats and boxes? I cannot open a box without finding one of my feline friends ready to inspect its contents. Apparently this box was deemed suitable for a nap. Until next week. Ciao, Fannie

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A Side Effect of Congested Traffic

It was my turn to drive to Seattle. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) posted notices everywhere the interstate would narrow from four lanes down to two.  Thinking I was clever, I left a full hour earlier than normal … Continue reading

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Lighthouse at Sunrise

A few days before spring arrived we enjoyed the calm before the storm. Fog rolled across our corner of the world with a freezing temperature (32ºF/0ºC). The sun rose to warm us. The air still and quiet except for the … Continue reading

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Polixeni Papapetrou

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Hello Funny Names Fans! For those of you who love the land down under, we are celebrating famed Australian photographer, Polixeni Papapetrou. Her name is pronounced poh-leek-SEE-nee  pah-pah-PET-roo. I have been unable…

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The Hands of Heaven

Sometimes it pays to commute. A few weeks ago I road shot gun during the evening commute. The traffic lights turned green and the clouds opened their hands to give us this . . . Have a slice on me. … Continue reading

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Seattle Skyline

Once upon a time . . . For two years in a row, Seattle was named the crane capital of America. It plays host to the most tower cranes in the country. Only this year did it fall below 58 … Continue reading

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