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Spring Cleaning

I’ve sometimes wondered if I was switched at birth. My mom can’t sit still, and I’m really good at it. My mom has something in her that...

In the Name of Efficiency

Waste not, want not. That’s an old-time aphorism that basically means you use what you have and don’t waste it. Then when you need...

Quack Quack

I have a confession. I love memes. I read them all the time and send them to friends. I saw one once that really tickled me. It said:...

Half-Full

I know people frequently lament that the good old days are gone, and I feel that way a lot of times and about a lot of things. On the...

Attitude Adjustment

Have you ever asked the powers-that-be, “What if it rains? Is there a contingency plan?” Anytime those questions are uttered, the asker...

A Stroke of Luck

As a parent of older children, you can really do a whole host of things to make kids squeamish. Every time we hear Madi coming into the...

Trends

Bell-bottom jeans, halter tops, mini-skirts, velour jogging suits, parachute pants. Thankfully all of these trends move through like the...

Falling Rain

Between the years 1891 - 1900, Dr. Ivan Pavlov was studying the salivation rate of dogs, because, well, who doesn’t? He noticed that his...

Laughter

Do you remember as a kid ever laughing so hard that milk either came out your nose or at least almost did? Or were you ever having so...

Togetherness

How many times have I lamented, “If I can only get through this day, this week, this month…” thinking I don’t have time to do the things...

Angels

I really prefer the word “quirk'' to “flaws”. We all have quirks, right? I might have one or two myself. There is one in particular I...

Mistakes

This past Monday was incredibly Monday-ish. That means Murphy’s law was in effect; if something could have gone wrong, it did. If there...

Harvard Yard

Back in November, Paul and I flew to Boston for a little vacation. It was my first time flying since covid hit, so I was a little...

Do You Have the Time?

Discombobulated has always been a favorite word of mine. Partially because of the way it sounds, and partially because I feel this way...

The Hands of God

A trend that I see on social media these days is regularly captioned “Faith Restored in Humanity”. It’s usually accompanied by photos or...

It Doesn't Have to be at Christmas

Through meditation I have found that while I don’t have ADD or ADHD, I do for certain, have what’s called a monkey mind. It swings here...

And Like a Good Neighbor...

No doubt I’m violating some HIPAA regulation when I tell you that our daughter, Madi, has a herniated disc, but I`ve been dealing with...

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...

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