Linda Treiber

Linda Treiber
April 04
a.k.a. Linnnn
You are cordially invited to close your eyes and throw a dart at any one of the titles listed in "My Links" below. Those stories are all bits and pieces of me. Let me know what you think...


Linda Treiber's Links

1 Act Play - 4 Generations of Women
The Beach Divas
Random, Because I Can
I Fought the Law and...
Ghosties and Paranormal Musings
Kids, Dogs, Cats, Family and Such
My Links
The Baby Tree. A ghostly 1 act play
My Blog Bog Elsewhere
Soccer Moms Are Fabulous
It WAS a Tumor! Tale of the Tumor
Serial Killers, Catholics, 9/11 Etc.
The Adventures of Dr. Dad
Plays Made Entirely by Emails
OCTOBER 28, 2014 5:51PM

Are You a Witch? Or Are You a Fairy?

Bridget and Michael's Wedding Photograph
“It’s not her.  It’s not my wife!”

That’s what Michael Cleary said to his father-in-law, his cousins and various tooth-sucking wide-eyed observers in Tipperary, Ireland that coldestRead full post »
NOVEMBER 16, 2013 5:31PM

Brain Surgery Color Commentary


It is not super fun in the hospital.   But everyone is nice about it.

This  first part of Deep Brain Stimulation surgery is supposed to be the most “uncomfortable” part of the two stageRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 6:21PM

A Hole In My Head

I am cutting my hair very short today so a man can drill a hole in my head.

Long hair has been my last luxury of youth; a hold out against becoming a little old lady in purple polyester pants and cat’sRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 8:31AM

Theme Park 9/11: We Wrote Questions

 It's 2013 and I feel like re-posting this.


“Hey…Did you see this?” 

Michael came running into my office and flicked on the television.

  “Looks like there’s been an accident at the World Trade Center.”

We were just starting our day research… Read full post »

Suburban Washington D.C. Present. The scene is an upscale modern living room/dining room open floor plan. Sparsely furnished, glass and steel. The table is set elegantly with crystal, silver, china, candles and a tropical flower arrangement. An elaborate wide screen TV/stereo/computer array dominatesRead full post »

MAY 23, 2013 4:06PM

Homestyle Exposure Therapy

Me. The perfect subject for Home Style Exposure Therapy.

“The frog! The FROG! Noooooo!”

There was a full grown one in the front driveway and it was after me.  IRead full post »
MAY 15, 2013 12:05PM

Lost in The Tower




We lagged behind.

We were now officially those silly lost pain-in-the-bum American women who can’t follow simple instructions to stay with a group.  But in our defense, we couldn’t help but slowly soak in the historically charged atmosphere that permeatRead full post »


nose tube
Starting a new facial accessory trend. 


The door flew open too quickly to squeak out its horror movie sound-effect hinge creak. I had no warning; no time to gently derail, to calmly negotiate or even to freak the hell out about what was coming next. I sat upRead full post »

APRIL 18, 2013 7:17AM

I'm a Nice Lady

Scene from the motor vehicle tag agency where I just spent an hour of life I'll never get back:

I must look like a "nice lady." This kind of thing happens so often, I feel like there is a sign on my face saying "Park your child
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FEBRUARY 28, 2013 5:49AM


“You’re an each, and quite my odd, but you’ve filled that hole with sunshine, days at the beach watching it rise, and red faced smeared with Noxzema, it’s nice to have  a friend like you, looking forward to our meeting, you’re an each but so am I, I’m glad ourRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2013 6:57PM

Dad and the Purple Schwinn

Dr. Dad passed away December 6th, 2012 from Alzheimer's. He lived, and lived well, 91 years.  I'll be reading this story aloud at his life celebration services in Vero Beach on January 26th.  I miss you daddy.

“Let’s take a bike ride!”Read full post »

They hate to miss the bus.  It means I get to hold my kids hostage in the car for 20 minutes on the way to school and grill them about grades, their social lives, their grooming and many more annoying topics.  Missing the bus means I get to interrogate, and … Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2012 9:36AM

Dad Creates a Stir


Dad always wanted me to be a boy. 

The day I was born, my dad, by virtue of being a resident doctor at Holy Cross Hospital, was permitted to hang out with mom while she labored to bring me into the world.   Dad had privileges, unlike all the other/… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2012 7:39PM

SPAM in the Place Where You Live


Spam in the place where I live (ham and pork)
Think about nutrition, wonder what's inside it now (oh boy)
Spam in my luchbox at work (it's the best)
Really makes a darn good sandwhich any way you slice it at all

If you're running low, go to the store
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MAY 11, 2012 9:07AM

Special Powers





For Mothers and Daughters,

all of whom have Special Powers


Light falls from above on four women standing in a straight line, single file upstage to downstage at center.  There is a grey/Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
APRIL 30, 2012 2:13PM

Dispatch from a Soldier in Seoul

tim writing lietters

 How soldiers write letters in the dark.

Who knew that a letter in the mail written carefully and stylishly by hand from a young soldier stationed in Korea would be such an event? Reflexively, we handle the envelope delicately as though it would disappear in a puff of smoke./

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APRIL 25, 2012 2:00PM

Dopamine Oz

The stage is lit with one work light and there is a lady’s vanity downstage. A voice is heard off stage in mid-tirade. Enter Mary.  She is talking to herself, and anyone else who may be listeniRead full post »
Editor’s Pick
APRIL 19, 2012 10:38AM

Winn-Dixie Bodhi


         They studied me as I flipped a family-sized jug of ketchup and a jar of pickled banana peppers into my buggy. Usually at the market, I am immersed in my grocery list, coupons and my missionRead full post »

Ever wondered what the people you befriend on the internet perceive about you without ever having met you in person?

The "Say 33" meme has been floating around so, since I can't leave well enough alone, I took a liberty by turning it upside down. Instead of answering all the

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FEBRUARY 29, 2012 7:28AM

Pumped Up Kicks Redux

Driving my daughter to school before dawn yesterday, after the daily slap fight to control the tuner, I found myself enjoying a song she had chosen on the radio.  That alone was a miracle with the gravitas of a full galaxy convergence, but this song was good.  It had a
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Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 19, 2012 1:17PM

Hollywood East. Naked Ambition.

“If you got a lead part in a movie, but it had a nude scene, would you do it?”

She sat down next to me on the back steps of a vintage coquina stone mansion located in wealthy Coconut Grove and bounced the question at me as thoughRead full post »
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 6:45AM

Smoking Nuns and Cafeteria Jesus


St. Anthony Catholic School

"Hey, there’s a spot! We must’ve done something right along the way.”

“Yep. Karma. Maybe.”

Scoring a parking place right in front of the church was something weRead full post »
OCTOBER 30, 2011 8:35AM

Golf Course Gorts

“Wake up.  They’re back and they need our help again.”  
I could hear Dad growling in a groggy fugue while she repeatedly bumped his shoulder nudging him awake. 
“Well, go get my bag then. I thought you told themRead full post »
OCTOBER 13, 2011 4:33PM

The Space Between Hell and College

Bullies were always stereotypically singular and identifiable. They were the loner sweaty-faced angry kids who shoved and punched their way around knocking books out of the hands of the meek or making “meet me at 3 on the playground” challenges. They were always in the company of just tRead full post »
Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 11:18AM

Pumped Up Kicks

Driving my daughter to school before dawn yesterday, after the daily slap fight to control the tuner, I found myself enjoying a song she had chosen on the radio.  That alone was a miracle with the gravitas of a full galaxy convergence, but this song was good.  It had a
Read full post »