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“An eel of panic wriggles through him as he searches the room for exits, but life has no exits.” Andrew Sean Greer “From where I sit, the story of Arthur Less is not so bad,” of course I’m fortunate enough to be overlooking a morbidly calm lake, with low hanging fog that hovers as if […]

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou Have you ever spent time in total solitude? Listening intently to your inner voice? Mine can be obnoxious, especially at night, in the dark, cocooned in my blankets, she berates me about all my […]

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Jack Nicklaus said, “yes, I admit I was lucky. But I saw it and I was ready for it, whereas many people wouldn’t know a stroke of luck if it bit them on the nose.” This is my new motto, luck happens, it’s the direction in which I will train my thoughts, even when life […]

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“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day,” A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I have been living under flagrantly false assumptions my entire life. I do not know how in tarnation this happened? And to make matters worse I discovered this inanity by accident. I know, I’d call my Mother and rant, but that’s […]

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Early this morning, when the sun is peeking over the horizon, I leap out of bed, well sort of, with this thought chasing me down the hall, “there will never be a day exactly like today.” Larry is taking a training course which starts at 6:00 am sharp, I faintly hear the alarm go off […]

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As I take down Christmas at the lake, transferring Santa Clauses, reindeer, gnomes, sleighs, christmas trees, garlands, and ornaments onto the bed, I open my closet door, and decide my house is in need of cleaning. It’s Inauguration Day, four years ago I watched it with my Mom, in the hospital where she was receiving […]

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“Ships have been the most amazing achievement. They’re beautifully constructed. They protect you during a storm. They, in a sense, nurture you, therefore ships are referred to with the feminine pronoun.” Adm. Alan West, British Royal Navy Have you ever been on a ship that’s about to sink? Or had that sinking feeling your ship […]

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“Some things are so impossible, so fantastic, that when they happen, you are not at all surprised. Their sheer impossibility has made you imagine them too many times in your head, and when you find yourself on that longed-for moonlit path, it seems unreal but still, somehow, familiar. You dreamed of it, of course; you […]

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Okay, I feel like an absolute fool for writing, “Let’s Make 2020 Unresolute,” I mean really, could any year be more unresolute? All I can say is hangnails seem much less annoying and never did I ever think I’d feel sorry for travel agents? That’s all I got. Alex Hagan says “for all the talk […]

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Do You See What I See “Winter collapsed on us this year,” says Emily Fridlund, leaving us exhausted, spent, and on our knees. Here we are on the brink of the winter solstice, the height of a worldwide pandemic, and praise be to God the end of 2020. Historically this time of year people celebrate […]