Just One of Those Days!

Have you ever had one of those days that started out with promise? Your work was moving along swiftly. The words were just flying from your mind into your computer with more speed and alacrity (word of the day–go look it up) than you knew you had.You were accomplishing SO much! Then just one little […]

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“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~~ Socrates~~ In order for a butterfly to change from a caterpillar, it has to cease doing everything. Completely. Despite what must be against all of its instincts until this point in time, it […]

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Books, Magic, a Lap and a Grammy on the Floor

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ~~ Mark Twain ~~ I just love haunting used bookstores. There’s an energy there that invigorates me and heals my soul. I wander into the store, inhaling […]

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Why I Will Always Believe in Santa Claus

Christmas, Santa, peace, goodwill, believe, charity, Jesus Christ, love, kindness, belief, Santa Claus, goodwill toward man

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Let Your Light Shine Forth

*。¨* ✫ ” ✫. ☽¨¯*。.☆¨*。¯`☆¸.✫˚¯`。.´*。.☆¨¯S´* ¨*. ☽When you live in the city, it’s easy to find your way with all of the lights on. In the suburbs, there are streetlights to guide your way or there is usually enough light reflected by the nearby city lights. In the country, even on a moonless night, there […]

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Letter to Santa from Grammy Sue

Dear Santa, Two years ago, then last year, I asked you please to send me patience for Christmas. You told me both years that I needed to wait for it. I have waited for a very long time for patience. I have done my very best to be good. I love my family more than […]

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How to Cook a Thanksgiving Dinner (add funny title here) (OK, no funny title yet…) (sigh…still waiting for the funny title to hit me) (perhaps by Thanksgiving, the funny title will come) (OK, just post the darn thing anyway) (SIGH)

Last year, a friend of mine was preparing her first Thanksgiving dinner, except for the turkey. She wanted some recipes. I was exhausted and dashed off some notes to her. When I get tired, I get silly. She ended up with more commentary than recipes, all done with tongue firmly in cheek. I don’t think […]

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RIP Hostess Bakeries: Another Vestige of My Youth Gone Forever or the Proper Etiquette of Eating Sno-Balls

With a heavy heart, I read early this morning that Hostess Bakeries, in business under one name or another, since 1930, is closing its doors forever. It’s always sad to see an institution such as this close, especially with the loss of so many jobs, with the holiday season closing in on us. I hope […]

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Is Anybody There? Does Anybody Care? Does Anybody See What I See

“Is anybody there? Does anybody care? Does anybody see what I see?” I may be one of the most patriotic person any of you might know. I tend to keep it inside because the love of my country is so deeply ingrained into who I am. When I try to express myself, I start crying, […]

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Dream of Halloween Past

It’s Halloween! I have missed the trick-or-treaters that always used to come by on Halloween. I loved seeing the little ones in their costumes. Of course, the very little ones always got more candy from me, but I tried to be generous with them all. It’s a shame that now, all of the children go […]

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