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A Grand Fall Day

A Grand Fall Day

A Grand Day it Was . . . It was a grand day, even for a Monday. Nature and a string of green lights conspired to promote emotional peace and harmony as I journeyed to an appointment. I had  left with plenty of time to make the 11:00 AM doctor’s appointment AND  I...

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A True Truth or Two

A True Truth or Two

It’s true: I don’t like to think of myself as losing ground; but: When your mind thinks you can do what you did at 35 and you’re 70 years old, it’s only a matter of time before you get yourself hurt. (John Erickson) Maybe it’s because I had so much time on my hands...

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Living Without Uncle Bud

Living Without Uncle Bud

Today begins our first full day of living without Uncle Bud, Doug’s mother’s younger brother. He was a fixture in my life for almost 50 years, and for Doug’s whole existence— 82 years!  It’s going to be weird  to be living without Uncle Bud — for he was a person who...

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Dodging a Bullet

Dodging a Bullet

Dodging a bullet is a loaded description nowadays. We dodged a weather bullet generated during the aftermath of Ida, a destructive deadly storm that stretched from New Orleans to New England.  Many did not; as of now forty-five people lost their lives, and many more...

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It’s a  Day to be Grateful for . . .

It’s a Day to be Grateful for . . .

It’s another day to be grateful for fans. Yep. All that grand weather that revived me is a happy memory, and new reason to hope for cooler, drier days. So, I am grateful for fans; fans make the AC mightier.  I remember the challenge of losing AC in Dallas in July....

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