Category Archives: Health

Dog Days Of Summer

The easy availability of weather-related channels on the Web has changed the way I view the four seasons–particularly the summertime. I’ve been regularly viewing a YouTube channel called “Direct Weather”. The young man who hosts the videos does a good … Continue reading

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Sense Aware

We seem to be having many more days and nights of high wind warnings lately. I do not recall the National Weather Service warning us of the possibility of wind speeds of over 50-miles-an-hour with such frequency. Their forecasts have … Continue reading

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To Splurge

It’s tempting to let the indulgent side of my imagination go free while I continue to self-isolate. I do my best to put a damper on such daydreaming because I’m trying to strengthen the minimalist side of my personality. One … Continue reading

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Trash Working

The early morning weather was conducive to taking a coffee break outdoors. The sound level was very quiet with only the occasional semi-truck decelerating in the distance. For most folks, the day had not yet begun. Five or ten minutes … Continue reading

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Fearfulness

A life lived in fearfulness is an unpleasant life. It is unattractive to those around us and ugly to ourselves. There are many categories of fear: fear of heights, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of darkness, fear of crowds, fear … Continue reading

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Make Life Beautiful

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”–Friedrich Nietzsche The Nietzsche quote is striking simply because he wrote it. This highly intelligent and very intellectual philosopher, poet, composer, and philologist lived a dark life. He observed his … Continue reading

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Cheery

The half-mature squirrel leap-frogged across a patch of the yard yesterday as it grazed for food. Her nonchalant manner of leaping, grasping a morsel, sitting on her hindquarters, and consuming the food increased my happy mood yesterday. The little rodent … Continue reading

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