Tag Archives: musings

Why life on earth might be perfectly “fair”

See, God or Allah or Goddess or the Almighty–whatever you call Him or Her, produces this Earth Show. He’s hired a director, someone like Jesus or Buddha, except maybe they’ve never been planetary-bound, maybe someone like St. Oleander or Baba … Continue reading

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It’s not fair, oh no, it’s not fair…

It’s not fair that I get to attend a Destination Wedding in some fair southern city adorned with white sandy beaches and you must sit home at the daily drudge, 40 hour work week closer to retirement, no extra cash … Continue reading

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Please, Newt, do not call!

Dear Newt Gingrich, USA presidential candidate, please quit calling us. We are on the do-not-call list. Please do not say that you can telephone every day because you’re a political candidate or a non-profit agency. I am a registered and … Continue reading

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Will you always bring me flowers?

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From blogging to weather to Facebook to yoga to sex to the Coast Guard (and everything in between)

Saturdays are usually the day I make sure I have read your blog and your blog and your blog and your blog. Not to miss any blog-reading which may have escaped attention during the busy week. I used to read … Continue reading

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What is the opposite of Thanksgiving?

Perhaps we all know what Thanksgiving is.  We know what it feels like.  Underneath all our turkey and stuffing, we know that Thanksgiving feels like gratitude, appreciation and love.  It smells like pumpkin pie mixed with joy.  It tastes like … Continue reading

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“See you after surgery”

4:30 a.m.  Telephone alarm sings us awake at the Brentwood Motel in Marquette.  We sigh.  It’s been a long night of tossing and turning–for both of us.  Barry has moved from the bed to the couch and back to the … Continue reading

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So you always wanted to be a synchronized swimmer?

I tried to convince my daughter she should be a synchronized swimmer, too, but…she doesn’t look convinced, does she? Poor thing. We had to beg her to sit with the mermaid. When I was eight or nine our family boarded … Continue reading

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Once upon a Silver River

Silvery Silver River Yesterday morning I drove on slushy slippery roads with six inches of icy heavy wet snow draped against the arms of spruce trees. At the bottom of Townline Road the Silver River winds up from the Huron Bay, a ribbon … Continue reading

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Don’t be scared…

I’m going to tell you a ghost story today. Don’t be scared. I wasn’t going to tell you a ghost story.  All week I pondered.  “Should I or shouldn’t I tell my readers about the ghost at the Landmark Inn in … Continue reading

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