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A Young Lesson On Dr. Pepper and Toilets.

I remember my third grade teacher. Her name was Miss Agurkis. I was in love with her. As a young girl with eight years under her belt, I knew she was the most remarkable person on the planet. It was an innocent love, one that you can only have at that age. It was the kind of love you can’t really explain. It wasn’t … Read More A Young Lesson On Dr. Pepper and Toilets.

The Six-Song Challenge, part one

Originally posted on Name-Brand Ketchup.:
A few weeks back I got inspired to try something, so I cast this out to some like-minded peeps. As you can tell from the words “part one” in the title, this will be a multi-part series. Similar to a couple of other musical discussions on this here blog. Six seems to be the going number for these things.…

How Many Extension Cords Does A Person Need?

The answer is seven. I’ve been packing up the last vestiges of things from my business. I made the decision a few weeks back to close her up, and now the last tubs are sitting in the back of my car. There are dishes, books, shelves, pictures, furniture, and bits and scraps of four years of work. I loved that business, but it’s gone now. Except for the … Read More How Many Extension Cords Does A Person Need?

No Glass Shoes EVER!!!!

A few weeks back I wrote an article called Glass Shoes Are Not For Tap Dancing. Today I came across this meme. I wish I would have had seen it when I was writing that piece. It’s perfect.

Six Songs Eh……

I finally caught up reading all my favorite blogs late last night, and three separate bloggers put out the NPR You Are What You Hear challenge.  I was then put to the test. I wasn’t sure I could find a definitive list at first, but late last night, as I was reading, I realized that I did indeed have definitive music. Songs that went to the very core … Read More Six Songs Eh……

Warren and Mother Nature

It’s snowing today here in central Minnesota. This is not unusual for us. We could get approximately a foot of snow by the time it’s all said and done. It’s certainly not as much as our compatriots on the east coast, but still enough to slow life down.   I have a good friend that I have known since college. He and his wife are two … Read More Warren and Mother Nature

Humor Has Dignity

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” Bill Cosby I’ve spent some time lately watching old movies. It’s a form of therapy. Now when I say old, you have to understand that I am referring to films made before 1960. Any film I … Read More Humor Has Dignity

Quote Me: Don’t Spill The Milk.

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow I could go on a spiel about self-actualization or Maslow’s Hierarchy, but I won’t. That should have been taken care of during your Psych 101 class in your freshman year. What I will say is this; use every tool in your emotional toolbox when confronted with a problem. Try … Read More Quote Me: Don’t Spill The Milk.

If You’ve Ever Been A Facebook Junkie……

I may have found one of my new favorite writers this morning. His name is Dan Kennedy and he is a contributing writer to the website Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. This site is a wonderfully written collection of columns  but this one set me laughing out loud. Give yourself a treat today and take a look at this and other articles on this site. The writing is … Read More If You’ve Ever Been A Facebook Junkie……

Like My Socks, I Lost My Voice.

A few months ago, I thought I had lost my voice. Not literally of course, but  in that whole earth organic I couldn’t find the right words to write way. What was I to do? Would I ever find it again.? I looked under cushions, in manholes and in my back pocket, but it wasn’t there. I searched the internet, the pens and pencils … Read More Like My Socks, I Lost My Voice.

Looking For Intelligent Life

Words And Family Last Forever

It’s true. For better and for worse, we carry these two things with us where ever we go. No matter how much we love them, are frustrated by them, or even hate them at times, they always follow us. I don’t fight these two things. In fact, I accept them both in my life with great joy and celebration. The more immediate question is how to … Read More Words And Family Last Forever

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