Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Memories for the New Year

A simple suggestion can make a big difference in one’s day. I was listening to a TV host and his guest talk about how depressing the holidays can be for some people – especially those who live alone – and … Continue reading

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Off the Cuff

What day is this? The calendar says Thursday, but it doesn’t feel like a Thursday, more like a Monday but then, no, not a Monday. That would have meant I was rested from a weekend and eager to get the … Continue reading

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The Hair of the Dog & Merry Christmas

Usually when you see the expression “the hair of the dog” you know someone went on a bender. Not so in a house with two German Shepherd dogs. Dog hair reminds me of too many¬†zucchini¬†plants in the garden. We need … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Home. It is a concept of familiarity more than one of bricks and mortar. My kids did a great job building their lovely new home. The view of the lake outside my guest bedroom is so serene and calming to … Continue reading

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To Blog or Not to Blog

In the wake of the recent elementary school shooting, I am speechless, wordless, utterly at a loss. I cannot imagine how something like this happens. I cannot imagine the grief of the parents when I myself feel so horrible. I … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Mountain

As I grow older, I have wondered why I had to get to this age before learning all of these lessons I am mastering of late. The answer came to me the other day while walking with a friend and … Continue reading

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Holiday Contrasts

It is the season of bright lights, holiday music, decorating, gift giving, traveling to see family, parties, too much food, and football. It is also the season with the highest number of suicides. I know the days are shorter and … Continue reading

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