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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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May Ray Day

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”–Hans Christian Andersen   Today is one of those manufactured holidays that anyone can enjoy. Each year on May 19th, many North Americans celebrate the actuality of … Continue reading

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Zip A Dee Doo Dah Day

The mood I’m feeling today is upbeat with a touch of uncertainty. Do you know the sensation of having a great day but are waiting for “the other shoe to drop” because there are no logical reasons you should be … Continue reading

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I’m actually in a pretty good mood right now. I’ve had enough sleep. The early morning weather is nearly perfect. The coffee turned out beautifully. Yet I’m sitting here with grumpiness on my mind. Actually, yesterday is when I chose … Continue reading

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We live in dark times. The nation is going through a period of malaise with lots of infighting, intrigue, extremism, economic woes, narcissism, climate change, and Nazi’s marching in the streets. It’s easy to fall into the emotional blahs or … Continue reading

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I see Eduardo downtown nearly every day. English is not his second language, nor is Spanish my second language. We always greet each other with simple phrases. He usually begins our brief interactions by saying, “Good Morning”. I return his politeness … Continue reading

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When You’re Smiling

The old, often-covered standard “When You’re Smiling” popped into my head this morning while the coffee brewed. “When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling The whole world smiles with you When you’re laughing, when you’re laughing The sun comes shining through” … Continue reading

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