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Can we all agree to agree with the inspiration of Rainer Maria Rilke who says as we welcome the New Year may it be full of things that have never been.  Or is that just inviting trouble through our unhinged doors?  Last year I wrote, 2020 The Road to Perdition, ignorantly thinking our hellish circumstances […]

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Feeling my age today, there is a chill deep down in the marrow of my bones, the temperature outside has plummeted, as I swallow back an acidity of fear pushing up from the core of my being.  Cracking the flesh that confines my misgivings as if a walnut, I take the gnarled meat into my […]

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So glad you asked. Larry yells from his office, “Cheryl, come check this out.” I yell back from my room, “Kinda busy.” The thing is I made the piss poor decision, for better or for worse, to clean out my closet right smack in the middle of all the Christmas hubbub. I still have shopping, […]

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“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” ~ James Taylor Decades ago, in my thirties, I was reading Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits for Highly Effective People (who wasn’t), when I stumbled upon an important concept embedded in the description of one of his seven practices. I actually stopped mid-paragraph to […]