Monthly Archives: April 2018

Back Road Trips are the Best! Far out!

Dear Reader: I don’t know if you remember the scene from the old movie Michael starring John Travolta…who plays the part of a winged, cookie smelling, cigarette smoking, slob…the Archangel Michael who defeated Lucifer in the War in Heaven. Even, … Continue reading

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Letting Go of the Sadness

Dear Reader: How many time when attending a live theater performance have we seen these two masks…representing comedy and tragedy…yet never given the origin of them a second thought? It stems back to Greek mythology and early Greek theater performances. … Continue reading

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Even Pizza Can Tell A Story!

Dear Reader: Sometimes the best stories start with the simplest acts of kindness…resulting in uncovering something new. I discovered a new pizza restaurant when Tommy emailed me Sunday and told me he “had a pizza for me.” He had participated … Continue reading

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The Latest Tale in the Story Garden

Dear Reader: Each morning when I check the garden…I half-expect to see a book by each plant…because every flower, plant, and tree has its own story to tell. Every time a day lily pops up…I remember Anne and myself planting … Continue reading

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When the Real Story Begins…

Dear Reader: The real story of our lives begins after the ‘happily-ever-after’ ending which is never the ending…it is the beginning of our own personalized true stories. It took me a long time to realize this. Like most little girls … Continue reading

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Have a “Nice Cream” Day!

Dear Reader: In some families there are famous recipes handed down from generation to generation, even sometimes recipes from the ‘old country.’ That is not particularly true in my family. If there is one dessert that means more to my … Continue reading

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What a Great ‘Friday the 13th’ It Was!

Dear Reader: Yesterday really was a terrific day! Nothing bad or frustrating or weird about it…just a beautiful, gorgeous day to be alive! …And it was definitely filled with blessings! I planted orange (what else) zinnias in the front yard … Continue reading

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My Life is Based on a True Story

Dear Reader: A couple of weeks ago I finished re-reading one of my all-time favorite novels First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen. This book is a sequel to her first New York bestseller story called Garden Spells.  It seems trite … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Sight

Dear Reader: Yesterday the sun returned with temps in the upper sixties…the kind of day that felt wonderful in the sunlight and just a little cool in the shadows. What an improvement over the previous three days of damp, rainy, … Continue reading

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We Aren’t Alone…Unless We Choose to Be

(Look what I discovered yesterday…the orange trumpet vine is also climbing the foliage above the bottle tree in the front side yard!) Now how did it get there? Another unsolved mystery!) Dear Reader: In Awakin. Weekly this past week…the topic … Continue reading

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