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You might be surprised. Truffle fries and sparkling wine is our communion tonight as I sit and ponder the significance of salt and pepper shakers suddenly reappearing on restaurant tables across America. Thank God, because on occasion you have to throw a little salt over your shoulder, or who knows what evil might befall you. […]

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Plastered On The Refrigerator Door… I’ve been thinking about refrigerators lately, maybe because it’s hot outside, and they’re sort of “cool.” As a writer, I believe you can tell a lot about a person by what they post on the outside of their refrigerator. I’m serious. There are actual studies done on what serial killers […]

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“Sometimes it’s worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.” Richelle Mead Opening my suitcase on the tranquil tile floor of the bathroom, the dust of my recent journey floats in the frigid morning air.  I breathe in every gritty detail, rifling through the stories that are bound to be […]

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In a few weeks, I’m going to celebrate my 60th birthday for the third time. I think it’s worth repeating because sixty is considered the far edge of middle age, anything over and above leaves you teetering on the brink of elderdom, and that province can be ruthless.  My eyesight might be shot to hell, […]

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“May such calm of soul be mine, so as to meet the force of circumstances” Aeschylus I’m feeling the weight of my humanness. You know what I mean? Maybe it’s because we recently celebrated the crucifixion of an innocent man, or all the suffering splashed across our television screens, or the simple fact that wearing […]

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I I acknowledge faith is one of those topics to avoid when attending dinner parties, hunting expeditions, or PTA meetings, but I figured if I disguised it in a blog you might not notice.  I could be wrong.  I usually am.  Faith is one of those words that people have grown weary of these days […]

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It rained for about three minutes today, if you have anything that resembles a life, you may have missed it. I watched every glorious second, gave praise and thanks, then went back to writing. Which I admit, looks a lot like I’m lounging in bed in my pajamas, playing on the computer, avoiding life. It’s […]

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Update: Pete says pedalling is two ll’s ~ grammarly says one! I’m going with Pete!  Photo by Cheryl Oreglia  Curb Your Enthusiasm I’m sorry but I find impediments endlessly amusing. The virtue of patience is an ongoing battle for some people (we’ll not mention names), and I can’t stress this enough until it is mastered […]