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Gifts to give ourselves for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of friends who are suffering at this time of year. You name the boogeyman.  Some of my friends struggle with health.  Others with family issues.  One friend just lost her … Continue reading

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An Elf, a Pig, and Reindeer Tracks in the Snow

Christmas lights twinkle all around. I am sending you all holiday love.  Can you feel it? Did you have a wonderful time during these holy-days? Can you feel the Sun returning to the earth, lightening our days with hope and … Continue reading

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Our annual Christmas fight

Every Christmas season it’s the same.  The hard-scrabbling fight for presents, the intense gleam in greedy eyes as we steal the gaily wrapped packages, the glint of green and red holiday lights on the dice as they clatter against metal. … Continue reading

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Birthday!

It’s my birthday, dear reader. Time to celebrate the arrival of this 55th year! Imagine, what mysteries shall present themselves in a new year on this planet? We can never know how many small delights, how many heart aches, how many … Continue reading

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Preciousness of life

Sometimes the world seems like a dismal place, a sorrowful place, a filled-with-suffering place. Tornados roar and hundreds die.  Wars gun down thousands.  Hurricanes strike.  Earthquakes rumble and swallow.  We humans bemoan health care or politics or dozens of other … Continue reading

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Honey, Red Ginseng Tea and Shadows

Chris, the package arrived.  You did good.  None of the jars of honey broke in the mail. Thanks for sending them home for us. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wouldn’t let them on our carry-on luggage.  We might mix the … Continue reading

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“You have to eat sardines like crazy to get enough feet!”

I visited my friend Doris last week.  We chatted around her kitchen table, drinking coffee and nibbling on homemade jelly roll (made with delicious strawberry jam). Her husband, Howard, (remember his previous photo in this blog?  Click here if you don’t … Continue reading

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