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December I Am In You, Fantastically So

Where to begin? I finished writing the book, typed the table of contents into it last night. Now the editing begins. I'll probably be completely finished with it...when I'm finished with it. I don't want to jinx it. This book started out as one thing and became something else as I found strength in my… Continue reading December I Am In You, Fantastically So

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Dig A Little Deeper

Over the course of the last two days, I've finally had a little bit of time to work on the book again, "Magdalene Aubergine." I keep thinking it's finished and then it grows. I don't know if it is turning out to be the book I intended to write, but it is the book I… Continue reading Dig A Little Deeper

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Freedom from Worry

Some of your hurts you have cured, and the sharpest you still have survived, but what torments of grief you've endured, from evils which never arrived. -Ralph Waldo Emerson   Has worrying ever done you any good? It hasn't ever done me any good. I wasn't always a worrier. Some people are born worriers, it's… Continue reading Freedom from Worry

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Good to Be Home

I am home from a mini-vacation of three days at the beach. We took a trip to celebrate twenty years of marriage, and my birthday is coming up pretty quick, plus, I needed to get away for a few days. The non-stop activity of the last few months had taken its toll. I needed to… Continue reading Good to Be Home

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November

November. It looks like we made it. Thank God. Since August, I've been to the doctor or the lab or the radiologist no less than eight times. Probably a couple of appointments to go before the year is out but, thank you, God, all the "new" tests have produced good news. I am incredibly thankful… Continue reading November

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Let Me Tell You Something…

https://youtu.be/mPYojPBdNi4   You know when you're stressed and you can't quite talk about whatever all your stressed about right in the moment of it? Well, I got some of that going on, for a couple of months now, and every time I've thought the situation has concluded, oh, aha! it has continued. Eventually, it is… Continue reading Let Me Tell You Something…

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Not Quite Trivialities

I've been sick with a terrible cold for the last few days. Today I made myself get up, get dressed, get some things accomplished. I spent two days on the sofa or in bed, watching horrible television shows. I watched a bunch of crime shows until I began to get creeped out. Then I ended… Continue reading Not Quite Trivialities

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Carried Away

Carried Away   Waiting for the carriage The Pumpkin Coach of Nod to the land thatโ€™s ever sleeping the Spring in its facade in cloaks and robes of Winter when we are children, laugh and sing, for we donโ€™t know what is coming and we think it is the Spring as weโ€™re caroling through the… Continue reading Carried Away

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Point of View

I was looking at some photos from a few years ago for a post I'm thinking about and a couple of things caught my attention. The first thing is that I didn't really care for this photo of me at the time, but now, I think it isn't so awful and can see that in… Continue reading Point of View

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The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine

We barely broke eighty degrees here today. There are still some ninety-degree temperatures predicted into the middle of the month, but today Summer officially began to fade. It was windy the first part of the day, settling into a nice breeze this evening. The night air is noticeably cooler, Autumn is set to arrive.ย  I've… Continue reading The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine

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When Half-Gods Go

Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I'm still reading Carl Sandburg's big book of Abraham Lincoln. I've no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have been preserved, were it not… Continue reading When Half-Gods Go

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Keep These Sacred Cows

Keep these sacred cows, for meat, for milk, for skins, for leather jackets on a Saturday night, for cowboy boots, for moccasins, for baby shoes, and bucket seats. Keep these sacred cows, these holy hamburgers to be, for mating with bulls, so we can have, the life-sustaining cows, perpetually. Not to mention the great shrine… Continue reading Keep These Sacred Cows

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Dream Bigger

Do you ever let yourself daydream the most fantastical daydream you can possibly imagine for your life? Some people don't daydream like that. Others will come up with a great "dream life" and then put the kibosh on their own daydream as being "unrealistic" or with the phrase, "it could never happen." Over the years… Continue reading Dream Bigger

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Forward

This isn't what I was going to write about today. I was going to write about dreams, about thinking positive, being happy, and dreaming bigger. I'm going to save that post for another time. Perhaps tomorrow. I logged on to my computer today and the first thing I saw was a headline about the shooting… Continue reading Forward

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New Motto

I have a new motto. For some years now my motto has been, "Get up. Go on." It is a good and fine motto. There is nothing wrong with it. I may continue to employ said motto if and as needed. Now I've got a new motto, "Dream bigger." Dream bigger, because it is a… Continue reading New Motto

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Inspirations

I've re-started a Tumblr page, and I've created a companion page to this page. The goal is, to keep what is good, to focus on the good things, to find ways to use the internet creating one's own filters for content while also creating content. I couldn't take anymore of the ugliness. I am a… Continue reading Inspirations

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Making Changes, Driving the Car

I am off twitter once and for all and for good. (Only took how many tries?) They just changed their format anyway and, I wasn't digging it. But, I'd already made my decision. I think the point at which something goes from being something useful and enjoyable, to being a distraction, for whatever reasons, it's… Continue reading Making Changes, Driving the Car

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What Makes You Happy?

Here's a quote from the book "Illusions", by Richard Bach... "In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime." That makes the question pretty simple, though perhaps the answer(s) won't be.ย  What makes you happy? When are you the happiest? What are you most happy doing?… Continue reading What Makes You Happy?

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To Thine Own Self, Be True

"To thine own self, be true." Polonious, in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Be true to yourself Never tell everything you know.   My "heroes" have often been those who had the wherewithal to stay true to themselves regardless. They've also been people who got up and went on even if things were tough, or after… Continue reading To Thine Own Self, Be True

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Inclement Weather, and Quotes from Saint Joan

The rain has been seemingly incessant. It was ingrained in me throughout my youth not to be a "complainer." However, seeing as how I am now firmly into my middle age, I am, on occasion, given to indulging myself in a bit of complaining and I will tell you, I think I've had it with… Continue reading Inclement Weather, and Quotes from Saint Joan

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Ballroom Blitz, Keep Calm

Photo of a woman drinking tea after a bombing raid in London during the Blitz (no copyright infringement intended.) Link.ย  Yesterday, (when I started writing this),I purposely, and purposefully, sequestered myself from all "news" related items until the early evening. While tending to a few chores, I decided to turn on the television. About twenty… Continue reading Ballroom Blitz, Keep Calm