The times, they are a’changin’

Last night we were playing cards with our neighbors when one of them asked how long we'd been married.   "It'll be fifteen years this fall," my husband replied.   "Yes," I agreed, waggling my left hand fingers at him, "and I believe 'shiny/pretty' is appropriate for...

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Hope Eternal.

One of our twin daughters is in vision therapy, which has me spending exorbanent amounts of cash on a process that I strongly suspect might be hogwash.   This week, for example, I'm supposed to read to her while she stares into different colored lights. This is...

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I’m fond of mottos.

I'm fond of mottos. I find it comforting to think that life's big lessons can be summarized in ten words or less. "You are what you do consistently." That's been a big one with me, lately. "You can have anything, but you can't have everything." Ooooo, that's a good...

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Be the guy.

I've learned a lot of life's lesson's from the movies. For example, you know how in those Alfred Hitchcock movies, when some helpless sap has fallen afoul of the bad guys who are chasing him/her with murderous intent and suddenly Cary Grant screeches to halt, throws...

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