Monthly Archives: December 2017

All Things Must Pass

I awoke from a nostalgic dream this morning. At the same time, a couple of lines from an old George Harrison song repeated in my head: “…None of life’s strings can last So, I must be on my way And … Continue reading

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Focus On Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 69 years old as of this month. It seems like it’s time to resurrect the spirit and driving energy of that ground-breaking document. In the summer of 1946 the UN’s new commission laid … Continue reading

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Glassy …Floral Friday

Some glass just has class. This idea is the focus of the last Floral Friday of 2017. The over all care in construction, the color or clarity, and the styling details add to the beauty of specialty glass vases that … Continue reading

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It’s The Time To Think About Time

There is something I find troubling about quoting famous people. So many of the pithy sayings are sweeping generalities. I feel this way even though all of my blog posts end with a quotation from a noteworthy person There is … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of Cats (Review)

I have one lingering criticism of Thomas McNamee’s latest book The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions. That is there are no photographs of the cat who is the featured character. The only cats … Continue reading

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Whiner’s Day

Happy Whiner’s Day or should I say, Unhappy Whiner’s Day? Choose the one you prefer. Today we “celebrate” the complainers who gripe annoyingly about things we find trivial and unimportant. Just the act of writing about Whiner’s Day places me … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

The holiday season is an especially beautiful time for children. I decided to underline my holiday greeting to you by sharing a couple of winter holiday photographs from my childhood. These old black and white snapshots were not labeled but … Continue reading

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