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Post-Birthday Re-post

Post-Birthday Re-post

Looking back over some post-birthday thoughts, I found this from April 18, 2014, which I am reposting. We were still in Dallas – and the untidy stack of boxes bugged me – but never their contents! Would it surprise you to know how little progress I’ve made sorting...

Happy 164th Birthday Uncle Tom’s Cabin!

Happy 164th Birthday Uncle Tom’s Cabin!

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a book I avoided, believing what I had heard – over-blown emotional soap opera, filled with ineffective social arguments that misrepresented the institution of slavery and the cost to the nation, and those who were enslaved. Nor was...

The Days After

The Days After

In the days after a grand celebration of a birthday, I feel like one happy camper. Or should I say, a pirouetting princess chicken? Doug’s card sums it all up! The back-story on why I loved this card: in my one and only ballet debut, I leapt onto the stage, and fell...

I’ve Lost Count

I’ve Lost Count

I’ve lost count; not of my birthday cards; of my paintings. Today seemed like as good a time as any to do something about the overflow engulfing the mantle, and dresser. I tried sorting and counting. But just when I thought all were properly arranged, I’d find one I...

Filling Out Forms

Filling Out Forms

Filling out new forms with old information, I was startled. The dermatologist’s office wanted to know my end of life wishes. Good grief! I hate filling out forms! Why did they need to know that if all they were treating was eczema? Oh Wait – I was here for the annual...

Countdown to Christmas Day

Countdown to Christmas Day

Countdown Christmas, as we have known its celebration, is on hold. None of the usual holiday hoopla is diminishing my charm this year! Of course, I’ve had to forego the grumpy personal commentary on how commercial Christmas has become. Well, thanks to COVID-19, I get...

Advent in the 2020 Pandemic

Advent in the 2020 Pandemic

Advent is a liturgical time of preparation; a season to get myself ready to celebrate a birthday – the birth of Christ the Lord.  It begins Sunday, November 29 . . .  in the 2020 Pandemic So, out came my Christmas Album by John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers. Few...

An Anniversary: Eleven Years Blogging

An Anniversary: Eleven Years Blogging

Eleven years ago, I “published” my first blog piece.  I began it after four years into an unanticipated relocation, from  “the Free state,” to the Lone-Star state. The organizing principle was gardening, tethered to a favorite quote from a favorite actor: “If you have...

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