Category Archives: Sleepless Nights

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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It’s the Worry that Gets You, Not the Lack of Sleep

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself awake in the thin hours of the morning: Worry: 1) to harass by tearing, biting or snapping, especially at the throat. 2)  to touch or disturb something repeatedly.(Merriam-Webster) Action Dale Carnegie said, … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Healthy Sleep

Enough. Enough bleary-eyed wakeups feeling more tired than when you went to bed. This isn’t one of those righteous blogs that tell you to avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar.  Nope. For January’s Squint-Eyed Look at Changing Yourself, we’ll grab Morpheus … Continue reading

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Childhood Lies Come True

I like to stand outside on moonlit nights and watch the skies. When there isn’t a full moon, and I’m not looking for elves and werewolves, I enjoy guessing the time of night by the position of the constellations.  Because … Continue reading

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Choices: Oh That I Had a Thousand Voices

We Conclude the Week’s Discussion of CHOICES: I wrote this post, then deleted it last night. I rewrote it because, I thought the conclusion to a week of  choices about kindness deserves simple language: If we were perfect, we would … Continue reading

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Do Choices Create Hope?

What are your choices? We had a lively discussion today about choices. Cowboy Fan threw in some Zen philosophy stating: what happens in our lives is the result of the choices we’ve made. “What about that guy who was minding … Continue reading

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Choices: Answer the Call of the Train?

The topic for discussion this month is: CHOICES. I picked it because I’m a slacker. I CHOSE to make NO resolutions for this new year. Perhaps the lesson here is: if I make a choice, I have to be prepared … Continue reading

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Bared to the Soul

I visited my mother. On the first day, my mother didn’t know me when she saw me. That was okay.  She’s collected a whole lot of birthdays.  She’s had a stroke. I’d prepared myself for such a possibility. But then, … Continue reading

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Front Row Seats If You Answer the Call

The phone rang at 12:30 am. Two rings. It jolted me upright. But when I picked it up, there was only a dial tone. Probably a wrong number.  Maybe someone grabbed the caller’s phone and shut it off, exclaiming, “Good … Continue reading

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Halloween Bunny Strikes Again

I’ve had several people send me carrot recipes. You can see why…. I’m not sure why I planted so many. I guess I was having a Scarlett O-Hara moment, feeling that  “Ah’d nevah be hungry again.” I canned carrots. Froze … Continue reading

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