Progress Enhanced

             As non-traditionalists, our festivities are often different from what is usually observed (or suggested by pre-printed calendars and retail marketing).  Last week was the perfect example.              We gather, once a year, in late October.  As a family we get together.  We celebrate.  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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Living, Being

             There are certain types of people in our world who plan, who set goals, who save for a rainy day, who prepare for disasters.  And then, there is my mother.  And me.              We visited with her this afternoon, extending her birthday celebration farther […]

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Markers and Moments

             When a birthday or anniversary nears, we can’t help but be brought back to that place, that feeling, that spot on our journey.  It’s been this way for me recently.              The advancement of days, the march of time, the approach of a new […]

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Seeing With Grateful Eyes

                Don’t take shit for granted, that’s what I’m hearing right now.  Literally as well as figuratively.  Like, if we are able to walk ourselves to the bathroom, and “perform” with relative normalcy, that’s a gawdamned gift.             During this recent winter blast (while […]

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