Soft Center

            Many of us (most of us!) make judgments or decisions about people and situations based entirely on a first glace.  I’m wondering if it’s another cultural failure?  Are we raised and reared to cast those spur-of-the-moment, based-on-nothing, declarations of others?              Because when we […]

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Likelihood and Probability

             Have you ever seen a squirrel in your blackberry bushes?  I hadn’t either, not until earlier this week.  It was surprising.  But, maybe, it shouldn’t have been.              We, as a species, go places where humans couldn’t possibly survive, and yet they do.  We, […]

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Part of the Pack

             I’ve mentioned my love of Russian Nesting Dolls here before, and believe me when I say that fascination (adoration? Attraction?) has not faded as the years have rolled along.  Their images appeared several times in the past few days (in several ways), they just kept popping up.  They always […]

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Trade Rate

             The month of June has a funny feeling to me.  Once it no longer means “school’s out” there is a sense of pointlessness to it.              Maybe if we’d ever taken vacations, or if anyone in my family had ever traveled it would be […]

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