Monthly Archives: February 2019

Putting One’s Foot in One’s Mouth

  Dear Reader: I am sure most of us grew up hearing this expression and immediately recognize the meaning behind it. In the mid-20th century it was a popular joke to say “every time I open my mouth I put my … Continue reading

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Finding Our Own Place of Beauty

Dear Reader: Every time Carol and I taught a Social Studies workshop we reminded the teachers that there are four components of history: Place, Time, People, and Stories.….in that chronological order. Life, as we know it on earth, began with … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable with “Plan B”

Dear Reader: I remember, some times in the past, longing to live in a world in which my plans could be made and carried out without a hitch or a detour on the first bat out…just knock that ball over … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Beauty Among Ordinary Things

Dear Reader: The middle of February and spring is not just peeking out…it is bursting out! I have to give it to old Phil…the groundhog…he might just be right this year. As I sat on the front porch steps Tuesday … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Really is for the Birds…and Love for the Beauty of the Earth

Dear Reader: I promised you that I had found the perfect Valentines card for Sammy the Cardinal, my once nemesis and now friend, to give his “wife.” This is it. Isn’t it pretty and I am sure Sammy would love … Continue reading

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Three Strikes and You’re Still IN!

Dear Reader: Sometimes we get so caught up in football…particularly when it extends over into the next year (literally) that  basketball season is over in a blink and suddenly it’s “Take me out to the Ball Game” time! I have to … Continue reading

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Neighborly Love and Chicken Noodle Soup

Dear Reader: I realize now that timing plays a big part in how one’s neighborhood comes together. For years tiny little Rainbow Road with basically five houses on it (not counting the end of the street houses that have a … Continue reading

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We All Need Connection

Dear Reader: Doesn’t this old decorated shoe box… transformed into a Valentines box bring back memories…especially for you Baby Boomers? It looks almost exactly like the Valentines box I found in the attic when we were cleaning it out to … Continue reading

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Living the Bold Life

Dear Reader: Each lovely day with sunshine abounding I have been cutting back the dead stems on the potted plants hidden in the bushes and woods for protection this winter. Underneath the seemingly dead “stick-looking” stems is green…the most beautiful … Continue reading

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“The Pause That Refreshes”

Dear Reader: Coke used “the pause that refreshes” as one of its many advertising campaign slogans over the years and it is a good one. My diet coke does refresh me when I need to take a pause…and my 2018 … Continue reading

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