A Comforting Second

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For the past few weeks whenever I slice an onion I can taste the onion rings my mom made. Man they were good. Not big ole heavily coated things. Not spicy or in need of Ranch Dressing. Not even a big pile of them. They were just onions and flour and … [Read more...]

Summer Shoes

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What goes thump, thump, thump squish-thump, thump, thump squish? Nah, not going to tell you just yet. Rather let’s delve into the world of foot coverings we wear during the all too swiftly flowing summer months. Like flip flops.                   I … [Read more...]

Rags

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  Something hit me funny just before dinner last night. Something that in our house we do all the time. It has become so common place that I think nothing of it. I’m thinking though that if you were at my table when I did this you might have a second … [Read more...]

Glue

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I break stuff. Some things are beyond repair. Like a drinking glass that slips out my hand, lands on the edge of the kitchen counter then makes a break for it to get to the floor and scatter shards of shrapnel from the kitchen sink all the way across … [Read more...]

Holding Back

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Actions speaking louder than words are usually seen as actions that should not have been taken.                   While I am pretty sure there are actions I have taken in my life that I should not have taken I am more thankful of the actions that I … [Read more...]

Smile Wider

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   I notice smiles. It is just a thing I do. I’ve done it all my life. But bigger and better smiles became easier for me to show ever since I was in my last years of being a teenager when I had my first “real” job with benefits and went into a … [Read more...]

Friendly Fact Finding

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Is there a real line that needs to stay wide, bold and un-crossable when you meet a new friend? I’m not talking about just manners. Manners should be upheld no matter where you are in a relationship. Manners like not picking at anything that might be … [Read more...]

Whatever vs. Anyway

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Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan in the respect that I shall never grow up. That isn’t a bad thing in some ways. Like I will always get sticky ice cream on my shirt when eating an ice cream cone in the summer. I will squish the ice cream into those … [Read more...]

A Yawn Starter

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   A yawn, I have learned from a neurologist, starts in the brain. Something somewhere in there is triggered and through a pathway unknown to this plain regular human, it makes you urgently suck in air. You make that yawn aarrgh sound, sometimes … [Read more...]

52 Pick Up

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   It took years of listening to those close to me to learn the type of lettuce I bought was not the best. “No flavor,” Rots too fast,” and just plain “Yuck,” I was lovingly told. It was suggested I buy one of those packs of hearts of romaine lettuce … [Read more...]