Monthly Archives: December 2022

Moments Don’t Come Back

Today is the end of the week, the end of the month, and the end of the year. Tomorrow begins a new week, a new month, and a new year. We can hang a new calendar on the wall and … Continue reading

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Contempory 2022 …Floral Friday

For the last Floral Friday of 2022, I decided to end the year on a contemporary, minimalist note. This is a way to mellow out from the December holiday season hustle, bustle, and hype. Keeping solid colors and minimal floral … Continue reading

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Fear Shrinks Your World

He reminded me of a sensitive plant. The plant with leaves that are open as default, but curl up and shrink into themselves at the gentlest touch of the breath or a finger. Mike (not his real name) was painfully … Continue reading

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On And On About Chocolate

Jonathan was surprised to discover that some Americans believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows and white milk comes from white cows. My friend pointed out that those people were half-right–that white milk comes from white (charolais) cows. Of … Continue reading

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Original State Of Mind

A few decades ago, my dentist prescribed a pharmaceutical form of Tylanol and an antibiotic because of an impacted molar. After taking the first dose, I felt dizzy and not quite right in the head. I was concerned but not … Continue reading

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Live Freely

“Some trails are happy ones,Others are blue.It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,Here’s a happy one for you.Happy trails to you,Until we meet again.Happy trails to you,Keep smiling until then.Who cares about the clouds when we’re together?Just sing … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2022

A short memory about my 15th Christmas just popped into my mind. The day was more or less pleasant but unremarkable for a typically sullen teenager. As I recall, it was a holiday spent at the maternal grandparents’ Nebraska farm … Continue reading

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