Archives in Category: Things to Ponder

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Latest Obsession

I live in the undeclared Farm Stand Center of Michigan, maybe even of the entire Midwest.  From asparagus in late spring to pumpkins in late fall, fresh produce is only a corncob’s throw away.  And the farmer on duty understands

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Non-Compliant

To follow up on yesterday’s blog, I’m studying the condo rules and regulations where I live to be up-to-speed on what is and is not allowable in terms of “personalizing” the outdoor space around our respective homes.

Truth be told,

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Last Stop on Market Street

Tonight my book club meets to discuss Last Stop on Market Street. It sounds as if it’s a murder mystery or possibly a case of amnesia. Maybe it’s about time travel or a farmer’s market.

But I’m hosting the discussion,

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I Love the Olympics

The 2016 Olympics in Rio have been in full swing for three days, and I’m loving it even though I haven’t seen all of the coverage.  My favorite events are swimming, gymnastics, high diving, and track and field. But I’m

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Loving Nothing to Do

It’s almost 10 PM, and I just finished resting a few minutes on the patio watching the final gasp of the sun.  Here in southwestern Michigan it gasps late.  And I reminisced about the day.

I didn’t leave the house

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Coupon Craziness

The nozzle on the end of my hose, the one with several different settings to allow for a jet stream or a mist with various options in-between, broke. It didn’t owe me anything, since I’d probably spent less than five

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Bookmark

I have a friend who is a voracious reader.  She’s a member of one of my book clubs and always comes prepared.  In fact, the time we agreed to read something written by John Updike is a case in point.

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For the Record

Every day owns some historical scrip; because of this, various newspapers carry columns of “What Happened on This Day.” So I’ve decided that for today, I’ll offer my own version. It is probably one that won’t be found in local

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The NRA and Grammar

Yesterday’s mass killing in Orlando, FL, has already raised the decibel level on the gun control issue once again. And it will command the headlines for a week or so, while the NRA will stand by its slogan: “Guns don’t

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I am Pavlov’s Dog

On my way to a sociology degree, I met Pavlov’s dog. Not the actual one, but Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov’s theory based on his study of salivating dogs. He noticed the dogs salivated whenever he gave them food. After a

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