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October 1, 2019

Grown Up     “… and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of a child; and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long...
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Poet’s Corner

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October 1, 2019

Perfection – the Last Act of Rebellion     She knew it was an act of rebellion, nevertheless, she finished setting the table and stepped back to take a look; the linens, china, silver, crystal and even the flowers were all perfect, exactly as she had envisioned it; though she knew that she was...
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September 1, 2019

Resilience     No Man is an Island “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a...
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Free this Month

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September 1, 2019

National Public Lands Day And Smithsonian Free Museum Day   I love September for many reasons, it is the start of a favorite time of year, and it is also the month when we are presented with two wonderful opportunities to explore for free – and you know how much I love free! This...
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August 1, 2019

Lisa, for the Win!     “If you want to change the world . . . start off by making your bed.” ~ Admiral William H. McRaven ~ I walked down the driveway to greet the UPS man, who is always quite nice. We exchanged pleasantries, as he handed me a Priority, Flat Rate...
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Poet’s Corner

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August 1, 2019

Change     Change pounds on the door Welcomed or not She will not be ignored The only true constant In life Is change She will rush over you With overpowering force and determination Knocking you to the ground Leaving you broken and baffled Unless you decide to surrender To the unrelenting truth That...
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July 1, 2019

A Moment Worth Celebrating   “The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow.” ~ Walter Cronkite ~ July 20, 1969 CBS Moon Landing Coverage When Kate’s grandmother, Tessie, passed away, Kate inherited...
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Poet’s Corner

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July 1, 2019

Besitos y Abrazos   I keep checking the door Looking through the peephole Joyful in anticipation It is not Christmas morning Or my birthday Nor is a long lost friend landing soon Yet I run around the house Making sure everything is exactly as it should be Fresh strawberries and grapes Chocolate chip cookies...
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June 3, 2019

Milestones   “Milestones (Latin: Miliarium) were originally stone obelisks – made from granite, marble, or whatever local stone was available – and later concrete posts. They were widely used by Roman Empire road builders and were an important part of any Roman road network: the distance travelled per day was only a few miles...
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The Holy Week That Was Not Photo Credit: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/how-did-the-notre-dame-cathedral-blaze-start/news-story/0047a8551efcbe8574ff958c5c641904 As a Christian, Easter is the most significant and sacred day on our calendar. My secular Easter activities are limited, some decorations and yes I do share a few treats and send out cards; but in general, what I look forward to are the services...
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