Monthly Archives: October 2017

Get a raincoat you love

I used to hate rainy days. Then I lived through a month without rain and nearby wildfires ravaging acres and acres of dry land. Rain became more like a acquaintance who sometimes stays around too long. I didn’t hate it, … Continue reading

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Favorite: Written? Kitten! This is a good one for writers who need a little motivation. You may be happy with kittens, but I write for giraffes. Follow the instructions for changing the URL. If positive reinforcement works for you, give it a … Continue reading

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Old Mill Park

It was a nice day, so I told the car to find a nearby park for me. I picked Old Mill Park. There’s got to be a story behind this one. The small parking area can hold maybe six or … Continue reading

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Pizza 2

Whole wheat crust (the other one from the Whole Foods 2-pack) Apple, sliced thin. Applesauce Mozzarella cheese (or a cheddar blend) Cinnamon Sunflower seeds Almond slivers Cream cheese (optional) Prep your crust as directed on the package or in your … Continue reading

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Quote: Education

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

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Picture of the week: Wildfire

I smelled the smoke before I saw it, near Strawberry Reservoir. There were a couple of spots where it had burned near the road.

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Pandiculation && Pavonated

Sometimes you run across interesting words: Pandiculation. Did you know there was a special word for that stretching-yawning thing we do in the morning? It’s pandiculation. Pavonated. You know that cool color you find on a peacock’s neck? If something … Continue reading

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How to get a free waterbed

Once upon a time, I wanted a waterbed. I thought waterbeds were the best. I’d slept on one at a sleepover and loved it. I was still a teenager, so I couldn’t just go out and buy one. And I … Continue reading

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Favorite: Wayback Machine

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s so old and good that you might even find your favorite old websites preserved in a time warp. They say they have over 20 years of web history accessible through the Wayback … Continue reading

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Smiling Gravestones

Many years ago, I started a cemetery of sorts in my journals. It’s been so long, I can’t remember exactly why it happened this way. In my mind there are vague connections to a performance of Our Town we did … Continue reading

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