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Be Kind To Humankind Week

While observing construction workers going about their tasks on the river front urban renewal improvement project near my home, some philosophical thoughts passed through my brain. First and foremost was the fact that one day all of us have a … Continue reading

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My Benefactors

I began reminiscing about the mid 1970s when I perused the old snapshots that I took with my Kodak Pocket Instamatic 110 film camera. Although the images are not sharp by today’s photographic standards, the photos triggered some sharp memories. … Continue reading

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Although more than 40 years have passed since I needed help to survive, I’ll never forget the generosity of my great-uncle Ivan and great-aunt Betty. They were instrumental in helping a second-cousin and her son keep up with food and … Continue reading

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So Generous

“When a gift is deserved, it is no longer a gift; it is a payment.” I remember first hearing this statement as a teen, it’s a paraphrase of similar sayings. The words came to mind when an acquaintance showed off … Continue reading

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The Lesson Triggered By The Tray

As the process of decluttering, downsizing and general cleaning continued this week, I reflected upon a truism: “Possessions are generally diminished by possession.” I had just finished washing and carefully drying a vintage Mikasa food tray. The ornate plate is … Continue reading

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Give Something Away

“Oh yeah, all right. Are you going to be in my dreams. Tonight? And in the endThe love you takeIs equal to the love you make”–1969 by John Lennon and Paul McCartney The very short, final tune of the medley … Continue reading

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The winter holidays are in full swing. That means, for most of us, we have high expectations about how they will turn out. The traditions are many and the hype surrounding them is overwhelming. The advertising is out of this … Continue reading

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