Breaking my fast

 

I am trying to eat good food when I “break my fast” but, it’s not always easy mainly due to lack of time and a bit of laziness.

I don’t want to cook first thing in the morning and I don’t want to clean up afterwards.

However, I do want to eat well. Continue reading “Breaking my fast”

Music, Familiar

I woke up early. I did not want to get up but I did convincing myself that I would feel even worse staying in bed.  

I forced myself to dress, go downstairs, make a cup of coffee, drink some water and sit by the fire for a few minutes. This routine is how I start most of my days and have for years.   

This is my comfortable “rut”. Continue reading “Music, Familiar”

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.    F. Scott Fitzgerald,  American Novelist

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Thoughts on Blogging

 

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What has been will be again

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. *

I blog about my experiences.

I reveal my fears.

I share my happiness, my sorrows and my insights.  

My concerns are nothing new to mankind.   Continue reading “Thoughts on Blogging”

Why She Wanted to Kill Him…

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A man and a woman are in a “second time around” relationship.

Both bring baggage, hurt, and trepidation into the mix.

Things are going really, really well.

Until… Continue reading “Why She Wanted to Kill Him…”

Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people*

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“Today, 70 years later, you have the feeling for the first time that history could repeat itself. That that’s not out of the question.”

RALF TEEPE, a civil servant who joined the owner of his local bookstore in protesting a neo-Nazi march in Berlin’s old Jewish quarter. (Quotation from the New York Times, Monday, April 9, 2018.) Continue reading “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people*”

Age is merely…

Age is merely the  number of years the world has been enjoying you!

I can’t remember where I found this little quote.

I placed it on my kitchen counter and look at it occasionally.

It makes me smile.

I like this view of aging.

Continue reading “Age is merely…”

A Love Story

Barnes and Miriam were a senior couple who lived together for several years but were not married.  It was really sweet to see them together. Their devotion and enjoyment of each of other’s company was clearly evident. Continue reading “A Love Story”

Christmas

The holiday parties are in full swing.

Families and friends are coming  and going.

It’s a wonderful time to celebrate.

It’s a wonderful time to remember those who are alone.

It’s a wonderful time to remember the disenfranchised and the marginalized.

It’s a wonderful time to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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Christmas Scene at the Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon ~Photo Lori Greer

Who’s mad?

This brought a smile to my face and those of  the women who were standing nearby.

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