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Boredom

I was bored yesterday. I wanted to DO something. “You can do lots of things,” my husband informed me. “You can read or write or sew or cook or work outside, you can go...

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Beauty Is in the Eye

There was a young woman I knew a long time ago. She had lank brown hair, her clothes were misshapen and out of style.  Her mother was dead, her father a loner who ran...

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Home for Wayward Babydolls

The Home for Wayward Babydolls is a wonderfully creepy place in eastern Kentucky. Babydolls that have been lost, run over, or thrown away get a new home. Missing arms, legs or eyes?  No problem....

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Buffet

We went to a brunch buffet yesterday and I remembered that several years ago we took my husband’s mother to one of these.  She was heading down the long, hard road of dementia but...

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We’re the Same

Tom Westbrook was one of my heroes.  He was a great believer in humanity and the central tenet of his faith was “we are all the same”.  He said it often, he even once...

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Growing Ideas

Mr Rogers had a beautiful segment and a song about growing things in the garden of your mind, a piece that I love. I recently came across a video that instantly made me think...

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Turn a Corner

“Turn a corner and meet your fate.” A quote from Woodrow Wilson’s future wife, after the chance meeting that led to their eventual courtship and marriage.  I heard this expression for the first time...

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Gardening

Every spring we get pumped up to have a vegetable garden.  We order seeds and buy starts, plant everything and rejoice as things germinate and grow.  However — both my husband and I dislike...

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Visualizing

I am a sighted person.  If I had not ever known sight, I wonder how I would imagine things. How would I “visualize”?  How did Helen Keller, without sight OR hearing, form pictures in...

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Clary’s Restaurant

I consulted Yelp to help find a new place for lunch when we were recently in Florida.  Clary’s, according to the app, had the best food around — homemade everything. From soup to sandwiches...

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