The Belly of the Closet

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  We are just coming off the high of the Christmas and New Year season. Now we deal with where to put the new gifts we have received. Like where to put the new clothes, in that closet, that stuffed closet.                   For an array of reasons, … [Read more...]

Leftovers

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Bet you are thinking this is going to be about what to do with leftover turkey, ham, sweet potatoes and that oh so smooth chiffon punkin’ cheese cake. But although we could create a pile of talk about the mountains of extra luscious holiday green … [Read more...]

The Ears Have It

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                The phone rang and after checking the caller ID my other half decided it was nobody he knew so—he answered it.  I do not understand that. Because then when the caller turns out to be a salesman or some other type of robo-call, on the … [Read more...]

Why Do Things Happen?

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Long ago, when I was young and pretty stupid about the circle of life of farm animals I was given an important piece of advice, hard as it was to take. I was trying to raise four bummer lambs. They were the cutest fuzzy critters. Right up until the … [Read more...]

Sorry vs. Apology

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Okay for your comfort, hold on to the brass pole this is going to be quite a merry-go-round ride.                   Can you be sorry but not apologize? On the other hand is it possible to apologize but not be sorry? If you are sorry shouldn’t you … [Read more...]

Pushing the Wall

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   I saw a commercial on TV recently that got me thinking. There is this woman all decked out and apparently foo-fooed with the perfume the commercial is about. But alas she is unhappy being part of the beautiful world she is in, drinkin’ champagne … [Read more...]

Salt and Go

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It’s a salty world. The oceans are salty. Salt is mined, dried from salty earth, created from brine that is dried. It is white and sometimes pink. It is iodized and sometimes not. We use salt to melt ice and snow on the roads in the winter when the … [Read more...]

The Size of Dirt

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Do you know anyone who has never traveled a dirt/graveled road? Me neither. Oh some of us know the odd person who buys a truck that is so pretty that it never gets off the oil. But for the sake of this discussion, most of us have come home after an … [Read more...]

Carrying the Torch

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  It’s cosmic that the more you are told you can’t have, can’t do, aren’t allowed,  or are not invited, the more you want to go, do, and have. I know because I have for some time now wanted to learn how to run a cutting torch. Yes a cutting torch. … [Read more...]

Falling Away

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    I don’t talk to my plants. Well that’s a fib. I don’t talk to my plants when anyone is around. Now don’t call for the guys in the white coats just yet, the plants don’t answer me—yet. Besides I only say stuff like, “How’s that? Enough water?” … [Read more...]