Exasperating Men

At my annual physical exam, my doctor shared with me the story of a small growth that he had ignored years ago.

He was too busy in medical school to have to have it removed.

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Hello Beautiful Day*

The day of my husband’s funeral the sun was shining.

The sky was blue with little wisps of clouds.

The air was crisp.

It was a beautiful day.

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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.

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If you have a garden…

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.   ~Cicero

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Poster at the public library in Florence, Alabama. Photo Lori Greer

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Thoughts at 10,000 Feet*

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Still learning after all these years.

When I was young, I thought I would know just about everything by the time I graduated from college. Continue reading “Thoughts at 10,000 Feet*”

Morning Thoughts

I read The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal regularly as well as other publications on a consistent basis.

I also listen to NPR and watch  televised new shows to include PBS and NBC.

I am not a news junkie.  Continue reading “Morning Thoughts”

No time for this!

She’s a bitch.

I don’t like her.  I try to avoid her.

Yet, this woman taught me something valuable.   Continue reading “No time for this!”

2034

I looked twice when I saw the date.  May 5, 2034.

This was the maturity date for a bond.

How many years is that from today?  16 Continue reading “2034”

Not one of them was capable of lying,

When I can’t find the words I need, I turn to poets and writers for their words on suffering.  Some words are a balm.  Others, an affirmation.

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Apache Blessing

My preconceived notion about Apaches is limited to American history classes and popular media where they were often referred to as savage warriors.  This reputation spread to Europe with the result that in France, the word “apache” refers to an outlaw.

Finding an Apache blessing posted on a friend’s refrigerator offered a balance to my view of them as only a vicious people.  Of course, if I were defending my family and my way of life, I would be warlike also! Continue reading “Apache Blessing”