Monthly Archives: August 2019


Jonathan was driving his blue 1966 Chevy Impala and I was sitting in the passenger seat. I braced myself by grabbing the dashboard in front of me as I watched Jonathan steer the car off of the highway. We bounced … Continue reading

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Pitcher Solitaires …Floral Friday

There is a sense of calm and “centeredness” we feel with simplicity that we often don’t find in today’s complex society. So, for the last of this month’s Floral Fridays, I decided to keep things simple. Today’s theme is solitary … Continue reading

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My friend Charlie said the clock has a worn escapement and that he will have to find a replacement or fabricate one from a “blank” gear. Charlie is a retired clockmaker/watchmaker. He only works on a few jobs each year. … Continue reading

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Pondering Violence

“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life.” –The Dhammapada (The Sayings of the Buddha) There have been many people who seek satisfaction by harming people seeking happiness. Of course the violence will never bring authentic joy … Continue reading

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Just Because

Relax, or don’t relax today, it’s up to you. Today’s commemoration is “National Just Because Day”. I like this special day because I can do something on a whim. Maybe it’s something I’ve been wanting to do but have put … Continue reading

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So Much Monkey Business

I learned long ago not to indulge in Schadenfreude if and whenever I can avoid it. It seemed that every time I was happy about something nasty happening to somebody I didn’t like, something unpleasant would soon happen to me. … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Humankind Week

Rick decided to make over his appearance but didn’t warn me about it beforehand. I was only familiar with his pleasantly scruffy face and long hair. Last Wednesday, after he greeted me in his normally cheerful manner, it took me … Continue reading

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