Feb 05

It’s All Good (Even When It’s Rotten)

It’s February. The sun is out. Dressed in shorts and sandals, children are playing in the park under the watchful gaze of parents who sun themselves on chaise lounges or towels placed on the grass. Bicyclists ring their bells as they pass walkers on the trail. An ice cream vendor hawks his delicious confections nearby. …

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Jan 15

Idaho: A Country Mouse Explains Why

  Wouldn’t the world be kinda dull if we all prized the same things? Well, for starters we’d probably die off as a species but, before that, I imagine we’d all be bored out of our minds. Say we all wanted to live in the city, so we made the world a massive metropolis and the only …

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Jan 01

Monthly Accountability Challenges: An Invitation

Who wants to read another post about New Year’s Resolutions?! Not me! I’m sick of this self-improvement B.S.! There. That got your attention, right? It does seem that a lot of people are pretty tired of talking about New Year’s Resolutions and goals. Social media sites filled up this week with “Don’t mess with perfection” posts …

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Dec 18

Reuniting K9: A Happy Story

A couple of weeks ago, I was driving home, really looking forward to a nice, relaxing evening. As I puttered along the county road, I went around a curve and saw a small black lab standing smack-dab in the middle of the pavement. Cars were coming from the other direction, swerving around him, and he …

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Dec 04

A Snowball’s Chance: Annual Goal Check-In

It’s that time of year again. Early December. Thanksgiving has passed. We are full of pie and gratitude. If you’re like me, now is the time to take another look at that Goal List from January to see if there’s a snowball’s chance in hell of completing any of the goals by the end of …

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Nov 18

If You Can’t Say Something Nice: One Writer’s Leap From the Backspace

The Backspace key on her keyboard was so worn, the “ksp” was completely missing. She called it the “Bacace” key, and she liked to say it in fake Italian accent. Bah-KAH-che. She had no idea if “bacace” really was an Italian word or what it meant. She just liked the sound of it. Bah-KAH-che. And …

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Oct 23

The Things We Keep

I’ve spent the evening backing up files. I don’t know why I always wait until my computer is exhibiting signs of pending terminal failure to do this. When it comes to computers, it’s like I’m a procrastinator in the league of Scarlet O’Hara, or I just feel “too busy” to do it. The funny thing …

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Sep 01

Hawk and Squirrel: A Short Fiction in Pictures

  Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. All names have been changed to protect the innocent. No wait, really it’s just that there are no such things as Demon Squirrels, only poor photographers). No hawks, squirrels or fawns were harmed in the capturing of this story. And, if you’re one of those people who …

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Aug 27

August: Canada Trip Photos

Hello! Well, we made it over the border and back again and I have to say, I have a huge crush on Canada. I’ve always known it to be a gorgeous country with delightful people, but to experience it first hand was a treat, and it was kinda hard to come back to the States …

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Jul 31

July: Beauty With a Side of Ouch

Here it is, the last day of July, 2016.  How was your month? Let me catch you up on how mine went down. First, I lost my crown. Figuratively, of course. While trying to gnaw off a small bite from a Zero bar, my four-year-old dental crown popped off. Fortunately, I caught it. Then I …

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