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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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.

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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*”

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!”

Snow & Twitter

Portland had a bit of snow over the weekend.

This morning we awoke to ice and more snow.

Unlike our hardy cousins in the Midwest or Canada, we bundle up and stay indoors at the mention of icy weather.

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Chapter A Day

Even though I live in Oregon, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)  is one of my favorite radio stations. Thanks to the Internet, I stream WPR programs daily.

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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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Mistakes & Decisions

“If I had to live my life over again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”  Tallulah Bankhead Continue reading “Mistakes & Decisions”