Category Archives: Appreciation

Can’t See The Light   

I have a trick to keep me buoyed during this dark time of season. I cut off the tops of onions (just the green parts) and use them in stews and tummy-warming casseroles. Then I stick the bulbs in about … Continue reading

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The Gift for Someone Who Doesn’t Need Anything

This came out 6 years ago, but my 2 brain cells don’t remember it, so maybe you’ll enjoy it again, too. Many of the readers of Before Morning Breaks are folks who’ve tromped the by-ways and vine-littered trails of life. … Continue reading

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What We Leave At the Grave

Recently, I was doing some research for a story and strolling through a cemetery when I encountered a clear plastic box at the foot of a grave. The box was the size you’d store pencils in, but I could easily … Continue reading

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Tell Me It Isn’t So

So a few days ago, I’m at the post office mailing three packages. The twenty-plus-year-old behind the counter asks the usual question. “Anything perishable, fragile, etc. etc.?” “Nope. Only books,” I say. She stops and looks at the size of … Continue reading

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How To Take A Viking River Cruise: Part 2

OR…Do A Grouch A Favor Yes, I’m in the middle of a story. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. Refresh your memory, then come back because, you need to know that in the U.S. February 16th … Continue reading

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How To Take a Viking River Cruise–Part 1.

It’s been a while since my last post. We have a bit of catching up to do. Last Christmas, we decided we’d save our bucks for  anniversary, birthdays, and  Christmas and give ourselves an international  experience in the upcoming year … Continue reading

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Frankly My Dear….Put on Your Bloomers and Get to Work

Speaking of change…(which I do often),  a couple times a month I work at an adventure clothing store. Mostly I chitter-chat,  and listen to others’ tales.  It’s a writer’s haven for character studies. But every now and then, there are … Continue reading

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A Man’s Candy Bar

In addition to graduations and strange U.S. national holidays: National Bubba Day (June 2nd), National Moonshine Day (June 5th), and National Paul Bunyon Day (June 28th), the month of June hosts Father’s Day(always the third Sunday in June). So, I … Continue reading

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Change Your Mood With the Right Shoes

There is a gumpy little saying cruising the internet. It’s all over facebook, adorned with rainbows or kittens. To be a rebel, I’m attaching my saddle oxfords to it…or I would if I had any. First…the saying. If you are … Continue reading

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Tongue Spam: Eating Everything But the Moo!

While doing research , I ran across an old black and white magazine ad for SPAM.  In the Hormel line-up was Tongue Spam. Unfortunately, I can’t find the ad again in the internet maze, but it brought back a shadowy … Continue reading

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