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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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Re-Gifting

Tom was a skillful gift-giver. He knew all of his family and friends’ tastes and preferences to a T. This ability made him a master re-gifter. Tom was my room mate for a couple of years. At the time, both … Continue reading

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Give Something Nice Away

Boyfriend’s birthday will be next week so I need to figure out what to give Karl to help celebrate. He’s fairly well-off, so he does not have a wish-list. There are a couple of items that he likes that are … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Regift

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”–Seneca The Seneca quote reminds us that it’s not the gift that counts but the thought behind it. One of life’s little … Continue reading

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Tie Month Again

Oh no, Christmas is Friday and you haven’t found a gift for that special man in your life.  The traditional, last minute, impulse holiday present for dads, uncles, brothers, or spouses is the necktie.  Few gifts are as liable to … Continue reading

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Giving And Receiving

The pre-dawn hour glowed with a yellow-grey reflection from the heavy overcast.  As I sat with my cup of coffee, I felt like I was on the set of an industrialized, kafkaesque movie.  It’s one of those movies that pits … Continue reading

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Basket Cases …Floral Friday

One of my regular readers made a helpful suggestion last week.  She wrote to me to say she needed some ideas for flowers arranged in baskets.  I was glad that Clarinda mentioned that kind of container.  It gave me the … Continue reading

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