Category Archives: cultural highlights

Appreciating Dragons

I don’t remember when or why I first became fascinated by Asian dragons, but it was a long time ago. It was before a friend did my Chinese astrology chart and discovered I’m a Dragon. The dragon is the only … Continue reading

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Embrace Being Ordinary

Today is an ordinary day of the week in the middle of an ordinary month, in an ordinary season. Hopefully, it will be an ordinary year in my ordinary town in the middle of the nation. Some folks might interpret … Continue reading

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Bewildered

The news reporter stopped me on a busy Berlin street and asked if I had seen her missing O-umlaut. I told her that my Umlaut detector was malfunctioning. Perhaps she should ask the police investigator across the street. I pointed … Continue reading

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Mechanical Sympathy

I always put on and remove my wristwatch by holding my arm over upholstered furniture like my bed. This came about several years ago when I fumbled with the strap on my favorite watch and dropped it on the floor. … Continue reading

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Tea Time

I had to wrap up a few items of unfinished business before getting to today’s blog post. If I was British, I’d probably say it’s already tea time so I could pull back and appreciate my surroundings. However, I’m an … Continue reading

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Happy Blue Monday

We’re not even one complete week into 2019 and already, we have a second holiday to celebrate. Today is Blue Monday, the first Monday after New Year’s Day. A public relations company (of course) planned the first Blue Monday for … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

The often covered song by Tim Hardin “Don’t Make Promises” has this hook: “Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep”. The singer relates the deep disappointment over a lover who betrays promises. Promises are vows of intent that apply to behavior … Continue reading

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