The Problem Why

I finally had lunch with my elderly neighbor on Valentine’s Day.  I had invited her out before, but she kept telling me that she’s going home tomorrow.  When she didn’t come home, we went to visit her at the assisted living facility.  And again, she tells us she’s going home tomorrow. She’s going home tomorrow […]

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The Why and How

Frederick Nietzsche once said, ‘He who has a why can endure any how.’  It’s a sentiment that’s been repeated by many people, and something I’ve been mediating on all day.  Though, I’ve slept most of the time (still sick) so I haven’t gathered my thoughts for a proper post on the subject. Knowing and having […]

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Where Nothing Bad Ever Happens

It’s been a fairly miserable day: bright and sunny out with spring like temperatures of 60 degrees (15 Celsius).  Warm enough for children to play in the park and the dog-walkers came out in droves.  A nice picturesque day, the type of day that doesn’t need photo editing. Yep…it’s been miserable day, being sick inside […]

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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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