Posts Categorized: my life

Humans don’t have to win

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There’s a nest of hornets under my deck. They come back every year. This year, they nested right near the water spigot that I use to water my back gardens. I’ve been gingerly turning on the water, moving slowly so as not to alarm, as they go in and out of the lattice work that… Read more »

No news is good news

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Last night my parents stayed over on the way to their summer cabin. Immediately, my dad settled into a chair and turned on the TV. To cable news. Ugh. There’s bad stuff going on in Iran. More of man’s inhumanity to man. And we get involved because…? Something about oil. Well, if we’d invest in… Read more »

A perfect evening

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My yard is full of violets. Really. See? And I happen to know Andy is going to mow the lawn soon. And that violets are edible. How could I let all these lovely flowers go to waste? I couldn’t. So I decided to pick a bunch. To dry for later. And use in maybe a… Read more »

The Journey

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This. Book.   I chose it out of many at the book table. Books on all sorts of gardening subjects. Little did I know that this book was not just a book about plants. It is a book about life. And I realize, now, that it chose me. And the final chapter describes my journey…. Read more »

Wolf Spirit

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Someone posted a link on Facebook to paintings that were so realistic they looked like photographs. They reminded me of this artist we met when we were in Arizona. She does detailed pencil art of the West. I was initially drawn in by an unbelievable portrait of an old, Native American man, in profile. Wisdom… Read more »

Happy Earth Day

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 Anima Mundi. It’s a phrase I just learned within the last couple of weeks and it has possessed me. World Soul. I can’t even fathom the depth of these two words. I think they are beyond explaining. They just are. May all of our souls resonate together. One with each other. One with the world…. Read more »

You’re never too old for magic

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This post is dedicated to my friends Jen and Lexi, for bringing me to Disney World for the first time. I also want to start off with an apology to my kids for never taking them there. I didn’t know…. Okay, so here I am, 53, and I’d never been to Disney World. I’d been… Read more »

A time to say goodbye

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Look at these, would ya? The bottom one doesn’t mean anything to me as far as the patent goes….it was the result of me pitching an idea for one of our products to the designer working on it and he replied, “you know, that would go really good with a patent Andy and I are… Read more »

Back on My Game

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I’ve tried to take it easy for awhile after dealing with some health issues, but I’ve been itching to make some things. I finally got back to it today. I made DIY laundry powder… I harvested some aloe vera gel. I also did a lot of online research to figure out a hair gel to… Read more »

Gangs in Suburbia

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Found some things I wrote years ago, trying to capture memories, I suppose. This one is interesting, because it shows that gangs aren’t just an inner-city thing…. The summer I turned twelve – the last one before starting junior high – my brother, sister, and I used to ride our bikes around the high school… Read more »