Not So Loving

It’s been a long, and not so loving Valentine’s Day.  I learned a number of things today. First, honestly isn’t always the best policy. For example, you don’t always need to be honest when people ask how you are.  When the taxi driver asks you how you’re doing, you don’t need to tell him that […]

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Adults with a capital “A”

It’s a cliché, but seriously, youth is so wasted on the young. I can go on endlessly listing all the ways they have it better (maybe in another post), but being sick as a child is underrated.  Being sick gives you unfettered license to be a brat.  The slightest fever a bit of a chill, lets you stay in […]

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A Mug of Needful Things

The problem with shopping at the world’s most super-super store is that you realize just how much stuff is actually out there.  Stuff that you never knew you needed! What was to be just a ten-minute search for a gift for your 5-year-old niece turns into hours and hours of link-clicking (oh, shiny, shiny). And […]

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An Upside-Down Day

Another rainy day spent shuttered away.  The entire day wasted waiting to sign for a delivery that arrived after delivering hours.  It’s amazing how one thing can throw your entire day out of balance, leaving you in a foul mood.  So, what do to?  Well, after wallowing in disgust for a while (a long while), […]

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Cherishing the Present

We have two labs, 11 and 14.  The 11-year-old lab, Butter, passed away almost three weeks ago.    There are still days when I don’t want to get out of bed or do much of anything, but I have to manage those urges to check out and dwell in my sadness.  For my sake, but more […]

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A Creative Deficit

Today’s been an off day for my brain.  I’ve spent most of the day sorting and filing paperwork (taxes, yay!).  No, there’s nothing creative about filing, but the amount of disorganized documents reminded me of all the abandoned projects I have to sort through. And I’m not sure where to start…but I suppose it serves […]

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Always a Reason to Celebrate

You learn something new every day.  I was out shopping today and was perplexed by some of the Valentine’s Day cards and merchandise displayed. Apparently, there’s a Galentine’s Day– yeah, it’s really a thing now instead of just being an episode of Parks and Recreation.  February 13 is Galentine’s Day, an unofficial (but greeting card […]

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The World Made Right

When you’re in severe physical pain, the only thing you want is for the pain to go away.  I think the same can be said for our emotional pain.  Our emotional and mental anguish can overwhelm us to the point where we let it consume us or we try to get rid of it by […]

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Would You Rather…?

They say that life is stranger than fiction, and the universe is never short of dilemmas to dole out.  This post is more of a writing prompt based on a simple question asking you to choose between similar situations, usually from news stories I come across.  I asked my spouse the same question I’m posing […]

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The Cannons

We live less than five miles from Arlington National Cemetery, and every now then, usually between 6:30 am and 8 am, a booming pounding sound would reverberate through the house.  At first, we thought the sound was from the airport (3 miles from us) or some military super-secret jet (there’s lots of super-secret things in […]

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