Monthly Archives: November 2021

Pondering Self-Control

There is a world of difference between using punishment to control someone and using self-control to enhance oneself. The first is coercive and the latter is voluntary. This is a touchy matter when we consider how much legislation is necessary … Continue reading

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The Real Deal

Here and there we hear about influencers, and see doctored photos on social media and elsewhere. It seems that such people are not happy with themselves and wish to present an enhanced image of themselves. This requires plenty of time … Continue reading

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Reflections On Harmonious Partnerships

Regular readers of this blog may remember that I broke up with my long-term boyfriend earlier this year. This was largely due to us being severely out of sync with one another’s core beliefs which resulted in the lack of … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Contentment

“True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.”–19th century English cleric, Charles Caleb Colton The subject of contentment comes up following two observations this week. … Continue reading

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Decorative Miniatures …Floral Friday

It’s been quite awhile since this blog has spotlighted pint-sized planter vases. This week, three vintage miniature planters are the subjects of some special treatment. First up is a redheaded boy leaning against a flower well. This might be a … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving 2021

On this day that has been set aside as an official federal holiday, it’s good to take a few moments to reflect upon the concepts of thankfulness and gratitude. First of all, I feel thankful that I was born and … Continue reading

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I decided to take a short break from viewing watch repair-servicing videos and switch subject matter to another fiddly topic of personal interest. I searched for “master model car builders”. This subject interested me because I used to assemble 1/25th … Continue reading

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