Monthly Archives: December 2019


I remember the Heinz 57 Ketchup commercial’s use of Carly Simon’s hit “Anticipation” better than the lyrics of the song itself. That’s the power of advertising and repetition. The later date of the 1978 commercial versus the 1971 date of … Continue reading

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Contemplating Silence

As I write this sentence, very strong winds are creating a lot of ruckus and noise. The weather forecast promises no silence before the dawn. If I really believe silence is golden, why do I live in the Great Plains … Continue reading

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It’s helpful to begin the new season on a positive, uplifting note. For this cold start, I have a warm word: metta. Metta is sorely needed to balance out the negativity and discord that is present in today’s world. If … Continue reading

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Reason For The Season

One day in my young boyhood, I asked dad why we have Winter. If memory serves me right, dad took an old envelope and drew a sketch of the Earth in orbit around the Sun. He pointed out that the … Continue reading

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Haeger Foundations …Floral Friday

It’s been too long since I’ve posted an all Haeger vase, Friday post, so today I’ll touch base with that idea. Pottery from the defunct Dundee, Illinois company has been a mainstay of the supply shelf inventory for well over … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Regift

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”–Seneca The Seneca quote reminds us that it’s not the gift that counts but the thought behind it. One of life’s little … Continue reading

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The Underdog

I’ve been wondering about successful people who like to call themselves underdogs. Is this some sort of psychological trick they pull on themselves to encourage further success or do they lay claim to being underdogs as public relations fiction? In … Continue reading

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