Monthly Archives: September 2014

Making Room For Rumi

The time had come for me to spiritually explore beyond the religion of my childhood. I first encountered the works of Rumi during my middle teens in the bloom of curiosity and eagerness to expand my mind. It was at the time I … Continue reading

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International Coffee Day

I’ve brought out the coffee press today so I can serve up some extra special brew. My stash of Java is ready for the grinder, too. Java strikes my fancy because the blend of Robusta and Arabica types of beans is “playful” on … Continue reading

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Joy?

I was in the middle of a dish washing chore when Jorge knocked on my door for a surprise visit. We exchanged pleasantries, then he urged me to finish what I was doing before he arrived.  That’s when he noticed the plastic … Continue reading

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Mars Up Close (Review)

As Autumn settles into Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, I find myself wanting to spend more quality time doing some armchair exploration, but not so much by the glow of a digital screen.   One of the best ways to do that is with a … Continue reading

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Per la Tabella …Floral Friday

I happened across an attractive piece of art glass, priced right, a few weeks ago. The style looked familiar, so I brought it home and verified its identity. The vaso ciotola did turn out to be part of the amber … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement Day

The Charles Atlas advertisement appeared in nearly every comic book I owned. I wanted to send a dime to the company for their brochure, but my parents didn’t allow that. Even though I still came across his ads in “Boys Life” and other … Continue reading

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Something Of F. Scott Fitzgerald

“He was a son of God–a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that–and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen … Continue reading

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