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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...

Fear is Faith Too, Right?

Sister Mary Tricky  declared: Fear is faith that it won't work out. It’s a too-true-for-comfort parody of Hebrews 11:1-2: [Faith] is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even...

A Proverb That Helps Me See and Do

A Proverb That Helps Me See and Do

The thing about a proverb is it may not be 100% true.  But  a witty proverb communicates truth for living. For example, an African proverb about owls says, the owl is the wisest of all the birds – the more it sees the less it says. That goes against the grain of...

My Mind Versus My Mirror

My Mind Versus My Mirror

I look different in my mind than I do in my mirror. My hair is better; I am thinner, and not as wrinkled in my mind. I am also smarter in my mind than in real life! I have a better sense of humor, more patience, courage, and compassion inside my head. Get me in front...

Aging Skin and Strudel

Aging Skin and Strudel

How thin-skinned I have become in my autumn’s garden! My skin isn’t yet translucent, but it is prone to dry out, itch, and tear. Too much information? Sorry. Aging is a new adventure every morning. I discover  which part of the old anatomy will not wake up, cooperate,...

My Holiday Blog Card

My Holiday Blog Card

Writing a Blog Should Make Writing A Holiday Letter Easy, Right? I wonder if Blogs are the offspring of Christmas letters. You’d think after a year of writing about the stuff in my life, I’d have enough for a two or three paragraph holiday letter. Apparently not. But...

Stopped in Our Tracks — Again

Stopped in Our Tracks — Again

Vandalism or Road Debris? We had just started going out and about, enjoying renewed health and strength, and old friends. However, pulling into the driveway after an outing Doug spotted a screw embedded in the sidewall of the back tire. It stopped us in our tracks, as...

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