Tag: New Year

Worn Pockets

I need a new car. I mean I don’t really “need” one.  Mine still runs, but it’s too big now that my children are older and it has 192,000 miles. The leather on my passenger seat split, so I bought these fancy seat covers, but they’re squirmy and move around a bit. They feel like…

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Too Tight

I’m in a bad mood. First day of a new year and I’m crabby already.  Not a good sign at all.  Maybe it’s holiday let down, maybe it’s the pressure of a new year, maybe it’s a sign this will be the worst year yet. No one ever says that coming out of the gate,…

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End on End Cuff

Artichokes are cool. They are like trilobites, well maybe not, because I’ve never eaten a trilobite.  Artichokes are similar, that’s the word, to trilobites in that they are interesting to look at and their structure suggests they have been around forever.  Both are primitive, complicated and yet simple.  They each have a squishy center surrounded…

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Layers

Albert Einstein said, “Out of clutter, find simplicity.  From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Michael always says, “There is a yin and a yang for everything.  You can’t have good without bad, we’d never appreciate the good or even recognize it.” I’m certainly not comparing Michael to Einstein.  Although they…

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Wrinkled

The last few days of the year always feel like the back pages of a notebook. The are still useable, but there isn’t enough room to start a project or even write a full chapter.  It’s the end, time to wrap things up.  I often use this time to look back over the previous pages,…

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New and Improved Detergent

It seems that Brazil nuts help with anxiety and citrus is good for stress, according to Dr. Oz. I’m not a Dr. Oz follower, but at the same time when I’ve seen a snippet of him on television, or read an article, I like him.  I should say, I like what he has to say…

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