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Food

My husband thinks food is the answer. I mean, for everything. Got a stomach ache? Eat. Got a headache? Eat. Feel sad? Eat. Feel happy? Eat. He and I often go head to head...

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D-I-V-O-R-C-E

I saw an article about the high rate of divorce among baby boomers after even forty or fifty years of marriage. Apparently it’s the thing to do. I have never considered myself to be...

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Disappearing Houses

More than one of the houses that we lived in over the years, has vanished. The place that housed our family in North Carolina burned to the ground shortly after we moved away. The...

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Change the Tortilla

Last fall I took a Spanish class from a delightful Salvadoran woman who explained that in her country, there aren’t a lot of tortilla-making machines. Mostly the people mix the dough and pat the...

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Buddha and Lawrence Welk

A book I am reading states…………The Buddha’s first words upon enlightenment, as he looked at the world and the human heart, were “Wonderful, wonderful”.   Coincidence?  Or is it just possible that Lawrence Welk...

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Lost Time

Those hours between time zones on a long flight. What happens to that time?  I had a teacher who theorized that after a long distance on a plane, our ethereal body has to catch...

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Free Floating Stress

Ever have a day when you feel out of sync with your family, your surroundings, even the universe? My friend Chris refers to those as days of “free floating stress”. I’m intrigued by this....

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New Name

I’m still thinking about the Witness Protection program. What if you had to come up with a new identity? What name would you choose? Who would you become? The same man that I wrote...

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Silver Valley, Idaho

Every month or two I head over to the Silver Valley of north Idaho, about an hour east of where I live. With Wikipedia as a source, I can tell you that billions of...

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Witness Protection

Who puts flowers on the graves of people in the witness protection program? The guys who ‘choose’ a new life far from their roots, in places they didn’t want to go and sometimes in...

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