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Putting Life In Perspective

 

A Uniquely Positive View of  Daily Life

 
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Common Ground

I was a junior in college, and I had been dating a guy pretty seriously for a while when I decided it wasn’t working. After a fairly bad...

Self-Awareness

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, used to have a portion of the test that was devoted to writing an essay. Part of my job as an SAT...

Tiny Steps

Looking at the calendar, I guess it’s time to ask, “How are your resolutions coming along?” I read an article a few days ago that said...

Motley Crue

At the risk of sounding like a bad joke about a priest, a rabbi and a…. What does an 80’s heavy metal band and an 8th grade English class...

A Winter's Rest

I remember as a child getting the Sears Roebuck catalog around the first of December. It was a huge book nothing like the pamphlet-sized...

Valentines!

Will you be my Valentine? While those exact words have never made my heart beat faster, the holiday itself holds a special place for me....

Book Thief

On May 19, 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis passed away. The next morning her son made the statement, “My mother died in her own way and...

Brave

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Millions and millions of people have heard this...

Good Old Snoopy

At Christmas I was given a page-a-day calendar by someone I admire greatly. The first thing you need to know is that I love this type of...

Postponing Joy

Have you ever found yourself thinking about a certain topic, and you wonder How in the world did I start thinking about this? Sometimes...

The New Guard

Tourists typically flock to see the ceremonial changing of the guards, which is exactly what it sounds like. An individual or group who...

Snow Days

There are those who say pure magic doesn’t exist, but they have either never had or can’t remember the feeling from childhood of seeing...

Silence

I’m sure it won’t surprise you if I tell you our house is loud. There are only three of us, but we could easily masquerade as a family...

It's Regional

This past week Paul and I had spent days in the house. We had been working and just hadn’t gone anywhere. Finally on Saturday, in order...

Comfort Food

I think popcorn and marshmallows are magical foods. There, I said it. It may sound like the palate of a 4-year-old, but it’s true. ...

Give Peace A Chance

After the holidays were over, Paul and I sat down to watch TV together or rather to see if we could find something we could agree on to...

A Little Moxie

Do you remember the Mary Tyler Moore Show? When I was little I wanted to be just like the title character Mary Richards and live in an...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I sat at home on New Year’s Eve thinking about things. There’s really no better time to take inventory. List the good...

The End of Christmas

I spent all day yesterday trying to write this post. All day! If I wasn’t writing, rewriting, throwing it away and starting to write...

Today-Years-Old

I love the way language changes and adapts and especially the way kids use it in new and unique ways. For example the new phrase is:...

 

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