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...]

Determination

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  There is a slim line between being hard headed and being determined. Those all too human traits cross the line from one to the other when no matter how hard you work, or how many times you try you just can’t get your arms to lift your weight up off … [Read more...]

About Our Secrets

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Recently a question came up in conversation. Who do you tell your deepest darkest secrets to? Well I just couldn’t let that question lay on the table, all alone, shivering in its blaring bareness could I? Nope.                   Now the answers … [Read more...]

A Glass of Milk

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It’s hard to decide whether I consider the first cool refreshing gulp, or the last satisfying slurp of a glass of milk is the best. Of course all the swallows in between those two smile making times are just as wonderful. The same could be said of … [Read more...]

A Perfect Cube

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I have a Rubik’s Cube. It’s still in the original plastic packaging. Oh it’s been opened. It’s been twisted and turned and scuffed and thrown across the room. It is not solved back to its original 6 sided colored spender. It is a wonderful array of … [Read more...]

Complaint Department

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For a short time in my business career I was lucky enough to have a small travel agency. It was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot of the ins and outs of traveling. When to buy airline ticket and more importantly, when not to buy airline … [Read more...]