Monthly Archives: November 2022

So Much Sugar

My late friend Diane used to bake a large pan of baklava for me each holiday season. The dessert was one of the special treats she prepared for her family and friends. She understood that I rarely eat sweets due … Continue reading

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I stumbled across an archaic noun yesterday; one that I rather like. Benighnity is defined as a benevolent deed or favor motivated by selflessness or devotion. Benightnity is also possessing the nature of kindness and tolerance towards other beings. Its … Continue reading

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Jonathan remarked that he doesn’t enjoy going to theme parks to ride roller coasters anymore. He also remarked that he finds nightclub hopping on weekends less enjoyable than he used to. My friend wondered if this lacking is something he … Continue reading

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Out From The Masses

The old idiom about not being able to see the forest for the trees is a common saying refering to people or organizations not being able to see the big picture due to too much focus on details is apt. … Continue reading

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Well, we’ve made it past Thanksgiving and Black Friday–two days when we are encouraged to feel and behave in particular ways. On Thanksgiving, we’re expected to gather in family groups and display thankfulness whether or not we feel grateful. On … Continue reading

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Blue Accents …Floral Friday

This week, I came across a bargain price for miniature blue peonies. This was an offer too good to pass up, so I snagged a dozen and a half of the blooms. Ideas about how to utilize them began developing. … Continue reading

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Much Obliged

I recall watching old cowboy and western movies during my youth. On some of those films, genteel men expressed gratitude by saying, “much obliged”. This manner of expressing gratitude was impressive and seemed especially formal and classy. It seemed to … Continue reading

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