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Work Pride

We were out running errands yesterday and stopped for a quick lunch at a fast food place.  The person who took our order was genuinely upbeat and friendly — and while we were eating...

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Raffle Tickets

I was standing outside city hall in Wallace, Idaho last Friday when a man came breezing past and asked if I was in town for the 74th Annual Gyros Days Lead Creek Derby and...

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Control Issues

I had breakfast with a friend last week and the two of us had a good time laughing about control issues.  We’ve both recently retired and apparently without businesses of our own, we’re looking...

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Ode to a Hot Turkey Sandwich

Fifteen years ago on the way to Montana we stopped in Wallace, Idaho for dinner and I had the best hot turkey sandwich of my life. A hot turkey sandwich is the measure against which...

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Shared Memories

I’m thinking this morning about shared memories in marriages and in friendships and how they help maintain relationships. Remember when the kids were small, when one of them won an award, screwed up at...

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Painting

I love painting.  I think it’s so much fun to transform a room with different colors and even if the change isn’t a huge one, it still looks fresh and new.  A bunch of...

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Ego

I’m reading one of my Eckhart Tolle books for the third time, enjoying it again. This particular book centers on our attachment to the ego.  When Eckhart Tolle talks about ego, he’s not talking...

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The Spiralizer

On a friend’s Facebook page the other day I saw wonderful things she was doing with a machine called the Spiralizer. The recipes that accompanied her posting looked amazing — long strands of beets,...

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Child at Heart

  The other day I connected with a friend I hadn’t seen in several years.  I had forgotten his ways and was totally taken aback by his exuberance.  By nature he’s an extrovert with...

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Cowboy Funeral

An old cowboy friend died two weeks ago. He was a gracious, non-egotistical man and he let me ride one of his horses a few times, which stands him in particularly good stead in...

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