Category Archives: My Thoughts

Keeping Christmas

Christmas doesn’t just appear. It happens. With effort. Keeping Christmas is more than pulling it out from the dusty attic rafters. It is more than buying costly gifts or putting up that “darn” tree. It is about doing something to … Continue reading

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It’s coming…

Those three words give me a little thrill. It feels like every single day more options become available to wait… less. Instant info… Instant speech… Instant pictures… Instant food… Instant lights on… Instant air freshener… Instant communication… Instant up and … Continue reading

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Like a “bug”

We catch things from our parents like a “bug.” But unlike a cold, I believe those things we catch never go away. I know I caught claustrophobia from my mother. In my child recollection it was either in the stuck … Continue reading

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For the sake of science

It was Oscar, the Kindergartner’s diffused look that made me want to go against “policy.” I pulled out a large bag of Skiddles for the first science experiment and then declared, “Remember, this is not for eating, only for observing.” … Continue reading

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Frustration Power

Yesterday it took me four and a half hours to get to and from the airport. It is 48 miles away. You would have thought leaving at 6:15 would have been smooth sailing, but I was re-routed several times due … Continue reading

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It’s nearly here, I can sense it

I was given a 12 minute writing prompt in a writers group today. I would like to share what I wrote. Prompt: “That’s when I was no longer a stranger…” I hated the east when I moved here 20 years … Continue reading

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Winding Down

Summer reminds me of those wind up toys. The season begins by turning our white handled “winders” until they won’t turn any more and then we’re off–energized and strong… but gradually move a bit slower and slower mid season only … Continue reading

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