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Winning

My life seems to run more smoothly if I do some inspirational and self growth reading early in the morning, before my day gets in full swing. I reflect my way through several pages...

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May Day

Yesterday was May 1st.  May Day.  I did some research and found that in the late 19th  century, May 1st was designated International Workers’ Day.  According to Wikipedia, in 1927 the voice call “Mayday”...

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Roll On, Columbia

I’ve had an obsession with the Columbia River for years and touring the Grand Coulee Dam re-ignited that.  The Columbia River has fourteen dams between its source in British Columbia and the Pacific Ocean...

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Magic Candy

On Valentine’s Day a couple of years ago my husband bought me a half pound of See’s chocolate covered caramels — he knows that I consider this the best candy of all time, hands...

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Repost: Beauty Is in the Eye

WordPress was having tech issues. Reposting yesterday’s blog entry:   There was a young woman I knew a long time ago. She had lank brown hair, her clothes were misshapen and out of style....

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A Beautiful Send-Off

We knew an arborist who died a couple of years ago.  He wanted to be buried in a plain pine box without being embalmed, and after a bunch of searching he located a cemetery...

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Full English Breakfast

Last year my husband and I spent a few weeks in Great Britain.  The people were super friendly and we had a great time. Naturally we ate a fair number of traditional meat pies...

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Intervention

I know quite a few people who are hanging on to their old flip phone rather than switching to a so-called smart phone.  For some it seems to be a dislike of change.  For...

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Bats in the Belfry

When I was fourteen and babysitting for my brother’s kids, a small brown bat came down the chimney in his living room and sat there stunned, in the cold empty hearth.  It was late...

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Weighing In

The bathroom scale was not my friend last week.  I had gone for a long time without getting on it and when I finally did, I was convinced it must be wrong.  I remember...

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