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Writing Rites and Rights

Today, my daughter-in-law ends her maternity leave and goes back to work.  Her official work is in a workplace outside the home, although she brings home plenty of work, too.  To support my addiction to writing, I made sure I … Continue reading

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Writing and the “G” Word

Recently, I became a Granny for the first time and apart from thinking he’s the cutest grandson in the world (doesn’t every granny think that?), I’ve also wondered about how the beginning of any life affects the many people around … Continue reading

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Fall begins

Fall began in earnest last week or should I say “for real.”  Somehow, it seems like fall when kids return to school, which is usually around Labor Day, but the official moment of September 22 at 10:29 P.M. EDT (7:29 p.m., if … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter

I took vacation this Labor Day week and devoted half of it to writing and the other half to clearing clutter from my closets, cupboards, drawers, and garage.  Interestingly, as the week progressed and I engaged in an orgy of … Continue reading

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Buds on my Azalea

Amazingly, my miniature azalea is budding, the daffodil leaves are pushing out of the ground, and it’s only January 14.  I should say that the inserted photo is not my azalea, but a photograph I took at the Japanese tea garden in … Continue reading

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Communication

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?  Thus goes the old joke.  A newer version might be:  How many people does it take to install a printer?  or How many people does it take to complete other … Continue reading

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Life Cycles and Empathy

My lifelong friend, Christine, just became a grandmother.  She and I go back to infancy.  We are six weeks apart in age, we are both only children, and we grew up across the street from each other in Dundee, Scotland. … Continue reading

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Right-sizing

Rather than applying this to business, I just read a post on Al Garrotto’s blog called “An Edited Life.”  What he’s really talking about is possessions.  He and his wife sold a larger house for a smaller townhouse, which could … Continue reading

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Busyness

The busyness of life has a nasty way of taking over and I have been swamped with all sorts of things that weren’t in my plan.  There’s an old saying:  “Man proposes; God disposes,” but I suspect it should say … Continue reading

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Crossroads

It’s time to reflect, as fall creeps in, about crossroads.  I periodically reach a set and wonder which direction to take.  Work is good, but too all-consuming at the moment. I’m house hunting, too. Despite having a nice condo, I’m … Continue reading

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