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Stand By Your Geezer

We turn around and all of a sudden wonder who the old dude is, sitting in the car or on the sofa next to us.  And there’s a fair chance that he might occasionally...

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Duck, Duck, Goose

I went to the feed store yesterday and when I walked in, there were two beautiful, large web footed birds in a big enclosure at the front of the store.  “Hello, geese,” I said...

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Doing The Best We Can

Do you believe that we’re all doing the best that we can?  I mean each of us.  Every single one.  It’s one of the subjects that Brene’ Brown covers in her most recent book,...

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Dumb ? Deer

We have a bunch of deer that come and go, jumping easily over our fence when they visit.  Around the back of our property is what I call field fencing, four feet high and...

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The Position of Missionaries

Lately my neighborhood seems to have been targeted by missionaries from a couple of different religions.  They show up sporadically, sometimes ringing the doorbell and handing out literature, occasionally stopping their car to chat...

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Along Party Lines

I was thinking this morning about the telephone party lines in the really small town where I grew up.  A lot of people had phones that were on a party line — especially families...

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Walk With Me

When I started out on my walk yesterday, I saw a man further up the road, walking in the same direction as I was going.  He was using a walking stick and going more...

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The Simple Things in Life

I’m working on being more mindful — and part of that is finding contentment in simple, ordinary things.  I’ve noticed a common theme in conversations with friends — a lot of people are at what I...

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The Possibility of Change

  Several years ago I worked as a massage therapist in a Leadership Development Intensive program.  Massage therapy — plus business and individual counseling along with health and meditative techniques — was offered to...

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Please Text Me, Dear

I was amused to discover that a lot of people text each other while they’re in different rooms of the same house and I got to thinking about the pros and cons of the...

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