Archives in Category: Things to Ponder

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Kiss Keurig Goodbye

It’s our second or third Keurig in as many years, and it’s about to bite the dust. So I decided we would de-Keurig our lives when this current machine dies.

After all, Earl does not use K-cups; rather he has

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To Do

I am an inveterate list maker. By the day, by the week, and by the when-I’m-caught-up-with-the- day-and-the-week. If you’re wondering what this last category is, it’s all those projects I want to do but don’t have a deadline for. Or

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Simple Gifts

There have been two mass shootings in the last twenty-four hours in our country, one in El Paso and the other in Dayton. We are the only country in the civilized world that has had more than 250 mass killings in

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Otolaryngologists

According to Wikipedia, this term is a combination of four ancient Greek words for the ear, the nose, the larynx, and the word “study.” It defines a medical doctor with advanced training in these three organs. Lay people usually avoid

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Less is More

A year ago at this time, I subscribed to at least a dozen magazines, two of which arrived in my mailbox weekly. We also subscribed to the local daily newspaper and The New York Times on Sundays. Whoever was our

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GBC

Don’t confuse GBC with GNC, a chain of stores offering dietary supplements to enhance your life. I presume that means vitamins, health drinks, and protein powders.

GBC stands for “Great Book Club”; and, while it definitely enhances one’s lifestyle, it

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A New Crop

Over the fifteen years that I’ve blogged, I’ve written about T-shirts from time to time. It’s not about their fabrics, which have stayed fairly constant all this time.  There’s cotton, linen, and polyester as well as various blends of these

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Marsh Girl

I just finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing, the current wunderkind of the NY Times’ Best Sellers List. It’s been listed Number One for weeks; no, months.

Bottom line: I liked it. A lot. It’s a perfect summer read. A

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One Sentence, One Song

It’s a scientific fact that time accelerates as people age. And over the past fifteen months, my life sped by so fast that two of the pleasures I enjoy most – thoughtful writing and heartfelt piano playing — literally fell

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Feelings

I’m one treatment away from reaching the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel or grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-round. It’s an achievement I’ve worked at for almost six months total; and, truthfully, it feels

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