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My Trip

My trip to Pennsylvania last week featured one of the heaviest late-March snow storms in the State’s history. Leave it to me, a totally converted Floridian, to wind up in a northern whiteout while it was probably in the high … Continue reading

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Today I began putting a piece of me back together. Actually, it’s a total of three pieces that I was working on in an attempt to make them, and me, whole once more. When everything unexpectedly shattered right before me … Continue reading

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ABOUT MAGGIE, OUR SECOND DOG

Okay, for those of you who have been waiting for the other shoe (or dog) to drop, here is part II of my dog saga that began on my last posting with the sad story of our first dog, Nicki. … Continue reading

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OKAY, EVERYBODY SHARE!

Uh-oh…I’ve been sitting in my thinking chair on the back patio again.  Two of my youngest grandchildren were visiting (no, those are not them in the picture).   They were engaged in the activity known as Plays Well with Others.  Neither … Continue reading

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WALT SCREWED US!

I have come to the conclusion that I do not like children.  Not the little ones, the teen ones.  The little ones you can always put in the microwave when they act out.  The teen ones are a different story.  … Continue reading

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PARENTING, PHASE 1…THE GOOD YEARS!

You may have heard me say this before that I believe parenting is the most challenging undertaking a person can encounter in his or her lifetime. There is no formal educational process to teach you how to parent.  Yes, there … Continue reading

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HEY, I’LL TAKE A PIECE OF THAT!

Why is peace of mind so elusive?  It’s like finally paying off a charge card when—bang—some emergency roars its head and the balance is right back up there.  Likewise, every time I think I may have finally achieved peace of … Continue reading

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WHAT GENERATION GAP?

My one granddaughter, Haley, lives with us temporarily from time to time.  When she does, it is a pleasant experience watching the bonding process between the generations.  Below are some true-life examples.  I play the role of Grandfather…Haley plays the Granddaughter. … Continue reading

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MORE CHILDISH THOUGHTS…

I am convinced that parenting is about the hardest job one can undertake.  I have come to the conclusion that children should be born and live happily with mom and dad until they are about five years old.  Then, there … Continue reading

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IT’S A WONDER!

I just finished a young adult book titled WONDER, by a lady named R.J. Palacio.  It is her first book and she has accomplished what every first-time author dreams of: S U C C E S S !  It’s a best-seller and is … Continue reading

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