Monthly Archives: September 2017

The back-back way

There’s the way to the house, and the back way to the house, and then there’s the back-back way to the house. The nice thing about the back-back way is that there are really no decisions to make. You follow … Continue reading

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Quote: Writing

“People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.” – Anna Quindlen   Which is why I’ve given up on trying to be perfect. 🙂 Otherwise it would all be in notebooks.

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Picture of the week: Snow?

I really look forward to fall. This isn’t fall. It was only about a week ago that we were still in the 90s. What is this?  

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The runner who died at the finish line

I used to be in charge of a singles group in a small city. The founder was out of town and I was taking over until he returned. I would send out emails and had people helping to plan events, … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Shrimp Fettuccine

1 tomato from your favorite garden or farmers market Basil from your friend at work (or you can get it at the store if you are lucky) 1 clove garlic Fettuccine (spinach if desired) 1 handful of cooked shrimp from … Continue reading

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Favorite: PostSecret

This one can get pretty dark, so it’s not the place to go for an uplifting experience. PostSecret has been around for a very long time (according to my memory), and it is firmly rooted in the physical world. People … Continue reading

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How to get a free balloon ride

Once upon a time, I had a friend who had a husband and they knew a couple who had a balloon. Before this, I had never thought about how balloons get where they are going and get back home. What … Continue reading

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What I learned from volunteering at Kids Code Camp

Volunteers should be contacted before 4 am on the morning of the camp, with parking directions and the name of someone to contact when they arrive. Students who are trying to catch up to the instructor are not really learning. … Continue reading

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Quote: Smile

“Smile, it’s not so bad.” – Mr. Tyler This was a math teacher in our high school. With his brush-cut hair and imposing stature, I always thought of Mr. Tyler as something like a prison guard. But there were days … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: Canal

For most of the summer, this canal was barely there. You could see all the rocks on the bottom, small sticks were enough to cause a dam to start building. Now the irrigation is done. It’s full up to the … Continue reading

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