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My Happy Thought

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Enough of this Coronavirus talk. Today, I want to talk about my happy thought, the birthday present I gave myself this year. I’m talking about a Diamondback, Hardtail Mountain Bike, complete with aluminum frame, 27.5 inch wheels and disk brakes, all new features for me. I have a long history with mountain bikes, starting at […]

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Life after Coronavirus

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Of course, there will be life after the Coronavirus. Just a little knowledge of history tells us that. Our grandparents got on with life after both the Great War and the Great Depression. Ditto for our parents after World War II. In my generation, we’ve seen the assassination of an American president, two major stock […]

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The Darkside

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Well, it happened. I got my first negative review on Amazon. Came from a guy named The Darkside. Yep, a little spooky. Didn’t know whether to purchase a lightsaber or string garlic around my computer. Anyway, Darkside’s critique was insightful. Evidently, I “started off good,” but “dragged on with little substance especially for a gen […]

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A Gift Fit for a Prince

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She made a Tooth Fairy Pillow for Great Britain’s Prince George (William and Kate’s firstborn) and a Christmas stocking for Dusty Hill, base player for ZZ Top. My friend Jan Cook has one of the most creative and unique retirement gigs I’ve seen. This former Special Ed teacher and now agent in her husband’s financial […]

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Happy Birthday to George and Me

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On February 22, 1732 George Washington was born on a plantation near Fredericksburg, Virginia. And on the same date in 1949, I was born in Canyon. Have always been proud of the association with our first president. As have other friends of mine who share the same birthday. Seems we all grew up having Washington-themed […]

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55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal

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Elizabeth White calls herself the “poster child for broke baby boomers.” It’s not a moniker you would expect for this attractive, sixty-something lady with advanced degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins. But it happened. After a distinguished career living in places like Paris and Gambia, West Africa, and working for the likes of the World […]

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Get the Shot!

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I haven’t blogged for about three weeks, but I have an excuse. Can give it to you in one word. Are you ready? Shingles. For those of you who have walked in my shoes, I need say no more. For the rest of you, GET THE SHOT! Actually, I have been journaling. But the pieces […]

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The Journey of the Doll Cradle

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“Why not now”? said my friend Sheryl Bullock who, approaching a 70th birthday, has written her first children’s book. “Why not take what we are learning and do something vibrant and exciting with it.” According to Bullock, The Journey of the Doll Cradle sprang from a 14-month experience as a foster grandmother, a time when […]

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Share the Hope!

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If you’re finding hope through my words, please know that I first found the same through the words of others. Which is why I’m asking your help to share hope with new readers. Here’s how: Write a review on Amazon. Rate my book and share a line or two about how it is helping you (believe […]

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Burned Toast

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My brother Craig loved burned toast. At least, he told Mom he did. For the record, I didn’t believe him. I thought he was just currying favor with the chief cook and chauffeur. Well, it worked. He did seem Mom’s favorite. And she did burn a lot of toast. It’s easy to see why now, […]