Results for "clutter"

A Place for Every Thing . . .

. . . and every thing in its place was one of the proverbs that misled me, and confounded my housekeeping. It is not true. There is not a place for everything; nor can every thing have its own place. Maybe that worked a hundred years ago when things were not widely...

Being Useful in a Tsunami

Being Useful in a Tsunami

When a friend’s child dies, it’s like watching a tsunami roar in, over, and through but being wholly unable to stop the onslaught of pain and grief. It’s like watching a polio survivor in an iron lung – their pain changes their ability even to breathe. What can I do ....

Too Stressed to be Blessed?

Too Stressed to be Blessed?

About Being Stressed A former plain-speaking Texas friend used to say, drivers in Dallas traffic rob her invariably of her charm and composure. So, she pasted a sign on her steering wheel, “Too blessed to be stressed.” That simple phrase keeps her from unlady-like...

Sorting, Sifting and Showcasing

Sorting, Sifting and Showcasing

In some ways, I feel we never left Maryland. However, when I remember that we spent  three months of this year sorting and sifting so much STUFF  I wake up from that delusion.  We've kept at the purging. A lot of clutter and treasures and books will soon be serving in...

How Moving is Like Summer School

How Moving is Like Summer School

Summer school was not something I would have chosen for fun – but, I had to take a few classes in order to graduate. I was given another chance to master what I had missed. The move back has felt like those rigorous summer school classes I had to take: chemistry,...

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