Minute by Minute

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As my left eye creaked open this morning all I saw was the laminated red number 9 on my bedside clock.  It was the last number of the time because my ever present water bottle was covering the first part of the digital display.  So I began trying to … [Read more...]

The “They” Sayers

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Do “They” run your life?  When “they” speak do you obey their command?  When “they all” decide how to accomplish something do “we all” need to follow?  I say nope.  If you listen intently you might hear the cracking of the shell of the egg “they” … [Read more...]

I Need a Mail Blocker

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I sewed a little embroidered cross stitched picture with little flowers and a saying that reads, “Who Plants a Seed Beneath the Sod, And Waits to See Believes in God.”  I bought the kit when I was still in the newlywed state of mind in the 1970’s … [Read more...]

Suitcase Mishaps

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I love to fly.  Of course I mean in an airplane.  I use to think I would also like to test my nerve by skydiving.  Stepping out of a plane at ten thousand feet soaring through space like, well like a rock.  Then I woke up from that dream, thankfully. … [Read more...]

Numbers-Teachers-Algebra

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Paper has become my life.  Someone is always handing me paper with important information on it that needs my immediate attention.  The computer age was supposed to make the world paperless, saving millions of trees.  Well you couldn’t prove it by … [Read more...]

Knuckle Down

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“Knuckle down and get it done,” was the line used when I was a kid, to get me to focus.  Knuckle down and get homework, chores, errands whatever needed to get done, done.  Now let’s just imagine knuckling down.  Sounds like we are orange haired … [Read more...]

Parents Are People Too

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There was a quite unassuming demeanor that floated around my mom.  But when you got her going she was a kick in the pants.  After my parents married they grew up together, fast. I may sound like a history teacher but it was after WWII, the big … [Read more...]

Residue

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  So if you go to your linen closet---Wait. Okay linen closet may be an over statement. Let’s just say that nook or cranny where you keep towels and sheets and extra bars of soap and old hot water bottles and hair clippers, table cloths, wadded up … [Read more...]