Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 Swan Song

“It’s not a big deal for me, it’s just another day.”  I have a few friends who respond with a similar phrase whenever I ask how they plan to spend a special day.  It could be their birthday, Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Leftovers …Floral Friday

At the end of a year we often notice some loose ends or a few things we managed to neglect.  Before the last tick of 2011, I’ve been getting those little items taken care of.  I’m obsessive about such things … Continue reading

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Consumer vs. Citizen

Many of us are still reeling from our annual orgy of consumption. Ironically, the frenzy of buying lots of stuff heated up on “Black Friday”. A peculiarly apt name. The orgy doesn’t really end, it just gets scaled back a … Continue reading

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The Ideal

“Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.”–Carl Schurz A great many of us look up to or attempt to govern their lives by keeping high … Continue reading

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The Third Day Of Christmas

Whenever the phrase, “twelve days of Christmas”,  is heard, most folks automatically think of the song.  But tradition, way back in antiquity of old religious practice, holds the twelve days as formal doctrine.  Generally speaking, the first day is December … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day

I was probably about eleven years old when the family acquired a wall calendar that listed holidays in fine print at the bottom of each square.  There were lots of holidays on the pages, familiar ones like Independence Day and … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

I want to take the opportunity to thank you for reading this ongoing project of observation, reflection and writing practice. Thank you for your valuable time.                                                         Season’s Greetings! Thank you for sharing this blog with your friends and associates. … Continue reading

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