Month: October 2014

Living Life as a Miracle: Halloween

The Grim Reaper was grim: he’d forgotten his scythe and here we were – all the way across town, past 20-30 stoplights, most of which had glowered red, holding us hostage for 1 grim reaper1/2 minutes each. His grandly planned party entrance was despoiled.… ...

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Lands’ End

It’s the season: catalogue season. You can tell that the economy is back: back in the saddle, back in the box…back in the use-your-charge-card mode.

Nearly 100 catalogues have clogged our mailbox in the past month – yes, I counted. I’m a little compulsive like that.… ...

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Prescient lack of character

Did you hear that I published a book? Seriously, everyone who knows me knew I would – I have a ‘completion thing’.

The term stems from one of the few movie dialogue lines I can recite -“I don’t have a completion thing” – it’s brevity a key to its clarity.… ...

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Living life as a miracle: Universal Signs

Hi y’all – did you miss me? I was on a cruise to visit Japan, Korea, and China for 2 1/2 weeks, +/- a day due to the International Date Line.

Nope. Well, how could you miss me? – I had blog posts cached.… ...

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Lemon tree very pretty…

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, “Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.” “Don’t put your faith in love, my boy”, my father said to me, “I fear you’ll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree.”… ...

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Encore Career

Writing is my ‘encore career’, a phrase I discovered today on a Baby Boomer ‘life transitions’ site.

Applause, please, from the audience!!!!clapping

I’ve written thousands of clinical reports…and some of them contained fabulous fiction, I’ve observed numerous times. I’ve never lied, but I have amplified the facts to convince an insurer to pay.… ...

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The Spin

Conflict, drama, constantly spins little ‘hiccups’ into one’s cycle, no matter what the schedule, the plan. Jump in, jump back, circle around again, sort of like the spin cycle of a washing machine, a ‘soap opera’, if you will – and even if you will not.… ...

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Panera’s Gray Panther Clientelle

I belong to a writer group that convenes each Thursday morning at Panera Bread. We are not part of the Starbucks clan: we prefer a full menu of ‘feed your face’ options.

While not all of the writers are Boomers, post-careerists who have plenty of time, I noticed as I perused Panera, that many of its clientele are – Gray Panthers who want to dine out, not in, and the healthy wholesomeness of Panera resounds.… ...

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The Little Red Hen

“Not I,” said the ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___.

So the little Red Hen did, not equivocally wishy-washy or vacantly wishing is she.

She did, does the work. By and for the quest. Little Red rousts effort and energy.

She endeavors always, with objectives; she does her best.… ...

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