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To Think

We live in a confused society that has mistaken feeling for thinking. This state of being is not only excused, it’s encouraged. It is beneficial for the merchant to encourage our thinking through emotion-based advertising–caring parents buy brand A breakfast … 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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Feeling Cranky

One of the Ancient Roman superstitions concerned getting up on the wrong side of the bed. The left side was inauspicious and the right side was auspicious. If an ancient Roman citizen climbed out of his bed on the left, … Continue reading

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The wind storm stirred unraked fallen leaves with a shallow layer of snow. On the west edge of the property lay a large, shattered old elm limb. The cold wind was still in the 25 to 35 miles an hour … Continue reading

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Obligatory Gratitude?

“Thanksgiving is this month, so we’ve got to be thankful for what we’ve got.” That’s what I heard the woman tell her young daughter at the supermarket while waiting to pay for her cart full of groceries. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Just as I placed my fingers in position to begin this post about grouchiness, a small, red spider began descending from her new web from the desk lamp. A fresh, steaming cup of coffee sat directly in her path. After … Continue reading

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Just Because

Yesterday my friend Andy gave me an old, brass vase. It wasn’t my birthday, I hadn’t accomplished anything special, it wasn’t even an anniversary of our friendship. I asked Andy why he gave it to me. He said, “just because”. … Continue reading

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