Category Archives: General Ramblings

Deep thoughts on the human condition.

Let’s Play The Glad Game: Home Lock-down Edition

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Pollyanna, a book written 100 years ago which tells the story of a little girl whose cheerful determination to look on the bright side infects everyone around her.  No ordinary the-glass-is-half-full optimist, Pollyanna … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Metaphorical Pea*   When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  When life gives you a pandemic, add vodka.                                                                                           Unknown brilliant philosopher…being me I love to walk.  Be it a vigorous hike, or a leisurely stroll, … Continue reading

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Life Is But a Song…And Dance

Some people think they were born at the wrong time; adventurers wish they had lived in 900 AD when Vikings sailed the seas, and fleshy women yearn for the 1600s when their bodies would have been the feminine ideal in … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Hands

  I have my mother’s hands.   That’s not something I’ve ever taken as a compliment – no offense, Mom. Our hands are broad and short-fingered.   A network of lines criss-crosses both palm and back.  The adjectives “sturdy” and “capable” come to mind … Continue reading

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A Whatchamacallit By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

It’s normal to lose your train of thought now and then.  If that train routinely jumps the track and crashes in a fiery ball of twisted wreckage, you may have a problem. My husband and I were getting caught up … Continue reading

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When It Says Loco, Lazy, Loser On The Label, Label, Label

Do you have lovely eyes?  A noble nose?  An infectious smile?  Sometimes it’s hard to see our own outstanding features, even if they are obvious to everyone else.  That’s because some of us can’t see beyond the big, invisible labels … Continue reading

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The Great Blizzard of 1978

Forty years ago today, I thought the end was near.  I found myself confronted by a pack of snarling, howling, wild animals; a metal mesh gate the only thing separating me from certain disembowelment.   I had armed myself, but doubted … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Christmas Edition

  I’m just about done with whatever preparations I’m going to make for Christmas and I’m ready to let the celebrations commence.  If you didn’t get a card from me by now, chances are you aren’t going to, especially since … Continue reading

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Little Red Hen’s Christmas Joy

At this joyous time of year, many of you are sorting through your stash of previously received lame gifts, searching for likely candidates to regift.  In that same spirit, I am regifting a classic Christmas story from blog years of … Continue reading

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Buffer Couple Saves Vacation

Careful packing is crucial to a successful vacation with your honey.  The most important thing to bring along is a Buffer Couple. Have you ever done a fishing trip in the Midwest in the late fall?  There’s nothing like it.  … Continue reading

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