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Day 534: Finding Myself On A Monday Morning
Monday, February 17, 2014      13 comments

Your chuckle for the day. Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!... Read more
Day 533: How to Judge People
Monday, February 10, 2014      11 comments

I've been going through some old cookbooks. Some are basic ones written for brides setting up housekeeping, some are themed (bread, preserves, pies), and some are 'freebies' that came with new stoves or mixers. My favorites are the booklets... Read more
Day 532: Food for Thought...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      10 comments

I'm not real good at the whole self-help thing. I mean, I find all kinds of good ideas, read lots of inspiring stories, all of that, but my inability to apply these gleanings with any consistency seems to preclude my incorporating them into my l... Read more
Day 531: IT's OFFICIAL--!!!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      14 comments

I'm a full-fledged member of the club: Her Britannic Majesty has decided I can stay - and go. Have passport, will travel! ... Read more
Day 530: Half-full 'n' all that...
Sunday, January 12, 2014      18 comments

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or h... Read more
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      11 comments

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day..." They're not playing carols here, though. They are ringing the changes, and will be for some time. It's a Christmas tradition here in the village. Although this was recorded in Liverpool, it will ... Read more
Day 528: A Good-Morning Pic...
Monday, December 16, 2013      9 comments

This was actually taken yesterday - Sunday - afternoon by one of my cousins. Notice the snow was still falling: Okay, I admit it - I've turned into a wimp. But I like... Read more
I was THERE--!
Sunday, December 15, 2013      9 comments

This is one of those I-was-there stories. I was, but I escaped in the nick of time: my flight left Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, so I got out before the stuff really enveloped the place, either there or in Newark, which was the origin of the... Read more
Fifty years ago...
Friday, November 22, 2013      18 comments

Asking “Where were you when--?” is an age-revealer. “Where were you when ‘Challenger’ exploded?” “Where were you when you heard Elvis had died?” And this week, most of all, “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?” Just as it is this year... Read more
Day 525: Okey-dokey...
Friday, August 16, 2013      16 comments

...you see where my blog-daily / good intentions got me. Hah. I was prompted to blog today by this: When life pelts you with lemons © When life throws you lemons, it’s expedient and fun to say “I’ll make lemonade” or “Bring ou... Read more
Day 524: All Hail the Kale
Sunday, July 07, 2013      21 comments

Sing wi'me now: "Kale! glorious kale!Tas-ty and nonfattening--!..." www.huffingtonpost.com/d
m_hp_ref=mostpopular I discovered (as if it was lost) kale l... Read more
Day 523: A Century Ago...
Monday, July 01, 2013      17 comments

An odd fact in my family history: I know precisely where my great-great-grandfather was one hundred years ago today. On the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of July, 1913, the US government sponsored a "Civil War Veterans Reunion," on the grounds of Gett... Read more
Day 522: Summer Solstice!
Friday, June 21, 2013      12 comments

Cribbed that from the-source-of-all-things-cribb
able, Wikipedia. No, I didn't get to Stonehenge this morning: I keep saying one of these years I will, and I'll w... Read more
Day 521: for TeenyJeannie
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      11 comments

Yes, I know. I got lost. Not in a bad way, y'unnerstan, but just kind of ...meandering. And I shall return with the remaining Dixie blogs. But for the nonce, I dropped by - briefly - to leave this for LJCANNON: ... Read more
Day 520: ...after a brief respite, we resume with Old Hickory
Saturday, May 25, 2013      14 comments

"In eighteen-fourteen we took a little trip..." Thanks to Johnny Horton - and the $20 bill - Andrew Jackson stays in the national consciousness. Beyond that, he was a less-than-stellar president, whose two terms (1829-1837) were marred by t... Read more

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