Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bi Visibility Day

My friend Brian (not his real name) suggested that I address the letter “B” in the LGBT moniker. He reminded me that Bi Visibility Day or Celebrate Bisexuality Day happens on September 23rd, each year. In that vein, we continued our visit over coffee. … Continue reading

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OneWebDay

Today is one of those multiple-choice holidays around the world. If you’re a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing, today is Hobbit Day, sometimes celebrated as Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ Birthday. In Estonia, people commemorated “Resistance Fighting Day” for efforts to free the country … Continue reading

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Why Smart People Hurt (Review)

The habit of checking out self-help books is a hard one to break, but I’ve cut back considerably the past few years. I didn’t realize I slipped and brought home another one until I sat down to read my latest gleanings from the … Continue reading

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No Regrets, Really?

Once or twice a year I wonder how my life would be different if I had not moved away from the San Francisco Bay Area. I don’t know if all these imaginings qualify as regret. Do some aspects of leaving qualify? Are other … Continue reading

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Using Vintage Bottles …Floral Friday

There is something about glass bottles that people like.  These days, many folks enjoy holding and seeing objects that are not made of plastics. Other people might feel some positive nostalgia when they see a glass bottle. There are many categories of … Continue reading

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Grey Owl

If he could know what is happening in Alberta due to resource exploitation, Grey Owl would be spinning in his grave. The man was devoted to preserving the wilderness lands of Canada.  His stated goal was to arouse a sense of … Continue reading

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U.S. Citizenship Day

My late step-mother, Tippy, was born and raised in Thailand.  She had her “green card” for several years before she met dad.  In her heart, she wanted to become a naturalized citizen.   Even though Tippy had a working knowledge of … Continue reading

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