Monthly Archives: June 2022

A House is Who You Are…Not Who You Ought To Be

Dear Reader: When it comes to old homes ( my home) there are so many things that need fixing … I feel immobilized where to start because everything is a ” big ticket item” … under headings like electricity, plumbing, … Continue reading

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Mortals’ Tunnel Vision

Dear Reader: Tunnel vision is described as having a very narrow view, inability to see beyond a limited viewpoint. It is the key reason our United States has, sadly, become ” dis-united. If we let our focus narrow… we start … Continue reading

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A Stroke of Luck… Can Go Both Ways

Dear Reader: The Dalai Lama says it best: ” Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” Take a moment and remember when this exact scenario played out for you… and then the moment … Continue reading

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Do Small Things with Great Love

Dear Reader: One lesson in life I have learned is that small tokens of friendship and love are more important in life than grand gestures. Things like receiving a brilliant smile from a stranger in a day gone awry… restores … Continue reading

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” Why I Wake Early” …

Dear Reader: I am not sure when it happened. It happened before my brain recognized it as a bona fide new pattern in my daily routine. I have started waking up at the ” crack of dawn.” The first few … Continue reading

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Still “Hotter than Blue Blazes” …

Dear Reader: With my cable still out and my jaunt to my polling precinct only lasting ten minutes since ( sadly I was the only one in the room with the poll workers) .. I returned home with a lot … Continue reading

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” How Hot Is It?”

Dear Reader: Yesterday morning I was up and out at six am talking to my gardens… warning the flowers it was going to be a hot one… conserve their water supply and I would see them later in the evening. … Continue reading

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Bread Crumbs and Memories Show Us the Path Home

Dear Reader: Have you ever considered that the symbolism of personal paths (that take us back to God’s Home) just doesn’t apply to human ” everyone’s ” but to everything God created? All we have to do is watch a … Continue reading

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The Leading First Lady Role Model

Dear Reader: Life Magazine, just recently, published a special edition on our First Ladies and their contributions during their presence in the White House. Leading the last 2014 poll , hands down, was Eleanor Roosevelt. Overcoming a tragic and dysfunctional … Continue reading

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Comedic Irony

Dear Reader: Like many other people… O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi has always been one of my favorite Christmas stories-the kind that you must read or hear, once again, or something seems missing from the holiday festivities. It … Continue reading

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