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Entries from April 2016

Sometimes, words get it “just right”

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments

I seldom cite remarks, slogans, pieces of wisdom, sarcastic asides and whatever that I stumble upon while checking out someone’s page. But this time, the words describe the feeling so exactly, capture the angst so vividly, I just can’t resist.

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No liquids around computers

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments

I try to keep liquids away from my computer, but sometimes I will take a drink of something as I am reading or typing. I did that this morning. I glanced at a picture, turned my head to get a mouthful of tea, read the caption under the picture and ALMOST SPIT MY TEA OUT […]

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Invictus

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Ronbo and I were talking on the phone about stress and he referenced the last two lines of a poem and they question arose, “Who wrote it?” Well, it was a fellow named Henley . . . William Ernest, 1849-1903. Wikipedia gives an explanation of the genesis of the poem and I have cited it […]

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Robert Vance in the morning

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Robert and I, like the famous two ships – only in the daylight and not on an ocean and, actually in a kitchen – passed. Hmmn, really, the comparison with the well-known two ships passing is almost lame enough to go back and delete, but I’ve typed it and what would I type in its […]

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Having started to think about the fall of Rome

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments

I think it was about 44 years ago that I sat on the end of a sofa in Sacramento and read Caesar and Christ, by Will Durant. I was particularly struck by the prose of the first paragraph of the epilogue: “THE two greatest problems in history,” says a brilliant scholar of our time, are […]

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The Fall of the Roman Empire

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Occasionally, I will look at websites which list things – all the way from bad plastic surgery to deadly reptiles of Australia. Believe me, there is a lot of stuff that falls in the middle and stuff that hangs off both sides. Today, one thing led to another and I found myself  looking at the […]

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Indiana primary and AmeliaJake

April 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Oh, my goodness. I am going to go and vote in May at some precinct place I haven’t figured out because they consolidated voting places and the Methodist Church is no longer an option.  That is the least of my concerns when it comes to the primary, however.  It seems surreal, this political year. Somehow, […]

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Front yard mowing

April 24th, 2016 · No Comments

I think I had snow on my mulch pile about a week ago, and yesterday I mowed the front yard – with my mother’s electric mower. It does all right, but the cord business can get a little tricky. We had a hedge trimming accident with one of my really long cords and the other […]

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Now that I’m thinking about smiles

April 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

The Sam Vance smile, which is featured below (and has got to be a movie star friendly caliber smile) got me thinking about other smiles. Here are a few . And, of course, Shane smiling at Quentin:

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Sam Vance, my husband’s nephew, LZP’s son

April 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Every now and then I click through some of the pages of the younger generation. This is Sam Vance; isn’t that a good, strong name? Now, I’d like to say “my nephew” but I feel guilty about pretending to have any of the genes that came together to make this great smile and cheerful face. […]

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