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The Name Game

Our gas stove had a non-lighting burner and we had our local appliance repair person scheduled to come out to the house and take a look.  He called early in the morning yesterday to...

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Holding My Breath

When I’m feeling stressed, there’s a chance that I won’t remember to breathe fully. Years ago I learned deep breathing through meditation and bodywork classes and I’m actually pretty decent at it — yet under...

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Kamping

We go on a family camping trip every summer and have done that for the last dozen years.  Kunkel Kamp involves my husband and me, our kids and their kids — twelve of us....

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Kiss and Tell

The other day I watched a forty-something couple arguing and yes, I guess that technically qualifies as eavesdropping.  The disagreement was over something simple, just like most of the things that cause friction are...

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Squirrel TV

When I first haul myself out of bed in the morning, I feed first my cat because the meowing makes me a little nuts, and then my dog — then the deer if they’re...

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Livin’ the Life

When I was out walking this morning, I passed an older man headed in the opposite direction.  His companion was a large, shaggy dog and the man was a little shaggy too — plus...

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Newspaper Notices

Most days, I read the obituaries in our newspaper. I’ve lived here long enough that the names and faces of people that I know — or knew, I guess, in this case — turn...

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Unexpected Friends

Sometimes I meet someone that I actively solicit to be my friend — someone with whom I connect immediately and know that I want in my life.  And every now and then I end...

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Tech Trouble

I’m back in the blog business. Lightly Tethered to the Earth had a major issue with the most recent update of WordPress and for twelve days I haven’t been able to get into the...

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Forgiven

Someone recently apologized to me for something he had done — or actually in this case, something he hadn’t done — a few years ago.  I had thought it was in the past. I told...

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