Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Bright Side

Ancient Rome’s Philosopher Emperor, Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” It’s hard to come up with such positive, sage advice such as the above quotation. I want the … Continue reading

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The Penultimate Day

If we pay attention to the progression of our accomplishments, we notice that our successes are almost always penultimate. It starts when we’re infants. We learn how to crawl. Right away we and¬†our parent raise the bar. We learn how … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

The realization that this is the last weekend of 2018, gave me a shiver. This year has flown by much more quickly than I had anticipated it would. There are still some projects that are uncompleted that didn’t seem they … Continue reading

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Novelties …Floral Friday

I had been searching through one of the “tote” storage containers in the basement for a specific car-shaped planter to use as one of this week’s Floral Friday projects. During the process, I not only found the car, but two … Continue reading

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Grudges At Year-end

Grudges and me–the relationship is complicated. Grudges and resentments will sap a person’s drive and energy. They do¬†nothing to prolong and enhance life. We’ve heard and read about how harmful grudges and resentments are. Practically every wisdom tradition and science … Continue reading

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Why Whine?

Today’s commemoration is the one that makes me cringe. Today is National Whining Day. The unofficial holiday is difficult to write about without sounding whiny myself. So I’ll try and make my point without too much tap dancing around the … Continue reading

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The Hoarfrost Appeared

Earlier this month fog shrouded much of Northeast Nebraska. The first time I noticed it was around 3:30 in the morning. At that time it was unremarkably light. The next time I looked out the window, at 5:00, visibility was … Continue reading

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