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Words, Words, Words

I think of myself as being good with words and definitions  — and was slightly horrified when I discovered that two words I have used plenty of times over the years, I have used...

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Say Cheese

Dear Cheese: I love you. You have been my passion for as long as I can remember. As many years as we have spent in each other’s company, I can truly say that you...

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Oatmeal

My mother used to fix oatmeal for breakfast on cold winter mornings.  It was delicious and more importantly, she told me it would “stick to my ribs”.  I always have assumed that sticking to...

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Birth Order

  Birth order is an interesting thing.  Some people swear it goes a long way in determining personality characteristics, some people are dismissive of the idea that it has influence. I grew up the...

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Too Much Fire

The summer here has been a season of heat and wildfires.  The Okonagon Complex fire is now the largest in this state’s history and predictions are that it may continue until October, when snow...

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Green, Green

“Green, green, it’s green they say,” the New Christy Minstrels sang in the early 1960’s.  It feels wonderful to walk barefoot through a carpet of grass or lie on a blanket outside and have...

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What’d You Say????

I’m pretty much resigned to the fact that men and women think differently — and for the most part, I believe that men tend to be more literal than women are.  Though my husband...

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Walk into the Future

In a series of energy-based bodywork classes I took, the instructor often did sessions at the end of the day to demonstrate the work.  Sometimes during those sessions the person on the massage table...

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The Sound of a Train

I heard a train whistle moaning far away when I was out walking this morning and it reminded me of Paul Simon’s lyrics — everyone loves the sound of a train in the distance,...

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Lavender

Lavender is kind of the *it* thing to grow these days.  There are huge festivals dedicated to the plants and I know several people who devote entire garden spaces to growing nothing but lavender....

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