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Mirrors and the Lessons They Reflect

Mirrors and the Lessons They Reflect

Mirrors Reflect More Than I Want to See There is something about three-way dressing room mirrors and fluorescent lighting that remind me finding age appropriate, size forgiving, and flattering clothes is getting harder. Just around the corner in every woman's mind -...

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...

My Bad

My Bad

Truly it was my bad — I had not done this in decades! I kept reading a novel until 3:44 AM today: Small Great Things. What part of this was a good idea?   Sometimes a good story gets a hold of me and promises to be a safe companion in uncertain times. Whether  the...

April Showers

April Showers

April Showers -- More like MONSOONS! The April showers this week have been gully-washers!  The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day When the sun is out and the wind is still, You're one month on in the middle of May. But if you so...

The Last Week of LENT and Dominoes

The Last Week of LENT and Dominoes

The Last Week of Lent As the last week of Lent began, it felt like dominoes collapsing! Early in the week, I saw so much beauty: pansies, Lenten roses, crocuses, cherry blossoms, forsythia, daffodils and all kinds of  colored buds!  All were like blinking lanterns...

Help for Me and My Peer Group

Help for Me and My Peer Group

  Old people are now my peer group. That's a distinction that still startles me  . . .   “It’s [old age] not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little...

Memorial Day, 2023

Memorial Day, 2023

May 29, 2023 My earliest memory of Memorial Day was not the parades; nor T.V. Specials or  lavish barbecues. Ours was not a military family. Although we knew veterans, they kept a low profile. My parents'  younger brothers fought; some of our neighbors were veterans...

Other People’s Words: Guides and Goads

Other People’s Words: Guides and Goads

A Guide and Goad Other people’s words guided me this week — and goaded me to keep looking for my own. Maybe what I read will refresh you, as March departs like a soggy lion.   Well-trained Christians make it a habit each night to look over the past day and see where...

Painting Pink Tulips

Painting Pink Tulips

Painting Painting pink tulips in February has been a good use of time. Listening to a biography of Charles Dickens while I paint has also been a good use of time, especially for one who read more Cliffs Notes than Dickens’ originals.  Dickens was like the nineteenth...

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