Category Archives: Hope

Toilet Bowl Customs Vary

Great Piles of Porcelain Thrones!!! Who would’ve thought the last post would be so packed with helpful tidbits of toilet usage, and other useful crap? It seems that a lot of you take toilet bowl sanitation as serious part of … Continue reading

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That lying fruit!!!!

My  thanks  to readers who’ve shared banana lies. Who knew the sneakiness of this tropical, yet radioactive, temptation?  Blog reader, Les,  took time from the Netflix Wars to send a photo. He scanned the picture I posted with his machine … Continue reading

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Life’s Dunkings

Last night, I completed a year long commitment as leader of a non-profit organization. Over a year ago,  before I was elected to lead,  I thought I had some postive qualities.  I was a good cupcake.  I contained a decent … Continue reading

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Writing Characters’ Secrets

  Great picture, huh? But it’s the story that takes you one step deeper in meaning…. When a 91-year-old, Hungarian-born grandmother was feeling lonely and depressed, her grandson, French photographer, Sacha Goldberger,  suggested they take some fun photos. I suggest … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do During Incredibly Crappy Weather

Go buy some spectacular rain clothes.  Polka dot boots.  Wide-brimmed Clint Eastwood hats.  A brelly (umbrella) dotted with wild-looking women.  I have none of the above.  That must be why I’m so snarky during this past week of downpour. Dip … Continue reading

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Statues Come Alive

I’m guessing the statues in my yard come alive at night. These two are probably the queen and king because they’re so very old. They’ve spanned 3 generations of humans. They don’t have names, but for this blog, we’ll call … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About the Wonderland Trail

It was a big hike.  The farthest we’d ever backpacked was 60 miles, so I spent quite a bit of time, combing through the many blogs and websites, reading about others’ experiences on the Wonderland Trail. Now that Scout, Dallas … Continue reading

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It was Memorial Day. We stopped by the Mausoleum to see the sequestered room that’s only open to the public one time each year. Two stone sepulchers filled the marble room. One unopened rose leaned wearily in its vase, semi-hidden … Continue reading

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Packing for Stormy Weather

We’ve looked at what to put in our packs as we’ve traveled through a Lenten journey. We need to look at what was already in our packs when we started. I sat in an extremely contentious meeting a few weeks … Continue reading

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Healing Balm in My Suitcase

I recently read a book by a school teacher of 35 years. In Positive Words Powerful Results, Hal Urban shared the difference he saw in students when he stood by the door and greeted each by name as they entered … Continue reading

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