April Fool’s Distractions

Saturday, April Fool's Day, I had a great idea. I wanted to post a photo of flowers and say thank you to all of my friends who posted birthday wishes on my Facebook yesterday. I have taken some nice photos of flowers over the years, so I knew I could find one. [At this point, you're …

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2016: A Cup of Disappointment

2016: A Cup of Disappointment Several years ago I initiated a ‘renewable’ title for my New Year blog posts, the year followed by “A Cup of…” the one word that seemed to encapsulate the year.  The first year I took the idea from “Auld Lang Syne” lyric and the film, It's a Wonderful Life – …

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Love is Bigger than All of Us

I’ve been reflecting on what I think love is, and to be honest, although I’m a little closer to understanding the nature of love, I still have a lot to learn. Forty years ago Erich Segal provided a well-known quote defining love in his novel, Love Story: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” …

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A Thanksgiving dream

I lived in a different house, likely built around 1920, probably Victorian in style, and it had at least two floors and featured a long skinny living room with a dark green rug, and bedroom on a higher level with a small doorway near the floor in one corner of the room that entered a …

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Fulfilling a promise

One would think that making a promise to oneself would be an easy one to keep. That is a lie. It is much easier to break promises we make to ourselves than the ones we make to other people. Even if it is cheesy, trite, banal, or downright bad, I’m keeping a promise to myself …

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A fictional virtual me

Having recently completed a Master’s degree in English and given myself a bit of time to recover from researching, writing, rewriting, revising, and defending a thesis, I’m revisiting my first passion: writing. Specifically, writing for myself; writing because I am compelled; writing because I must. However, that isn’t the only thing I’m doing. I have …

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Three AM Earworms, Bubblegum Pop, and Recovery

I should be writing about important issues like the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on this Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Tributes and memorials will be posted in a host of places online and off. Instead, I’m writing about the earworm of bubblegum pop that I woke to at …

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