It’s better to rust out than to fade away.

What does that line suggest to you, Constant Reader? (I look forward to your comments) If you, too, have celebrated a significant birthday recently perhaps you can relate.

Apparently several of our longtime friends spent the holiday break combing through old photos albums and felt the need to excise some and forward them to us, showing us proof of the way we were.… ...

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Last year I flew to Indiana twice. One time the air travel was bumpy. The other time it was not.

Interestingly, the first trip went smoothly, serenely between the plane there and the plane ride back…

Conversely, the second trip’s air miles were smooth, while the time with family and friends was fraught.… ...

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Life as a Miracle – I have many blog posts under that umbrella. I plan to anthologize the numerous tales – all true – in a book. Will you buy it?

 

You don’t have to be an Einstein to note this juxtaposition of beliefs, this duality of truths and decisions of how to live.… ...

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Woosh. All the air left Bonnie’s lungs. The moments-ago lobby scene with Jackie was bad—well, she admitted it had been a fight. Not like the grasping-and-clawing, utterly gross mudwrestling Bonnie had glimpsed during an online search for one of Pastor Rankin’s sermons, but it couldn’t have been described as a discussion, either.… ...

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PJ, Ed, Narelle, and Larry in Sydney, Australia

Good morning! Today we will pick up our Aussie friends from the airport. It’s been three years since we’ve seen them and we have much to discuss, much to celebrate. Jubilance abounds!

Ed and Narelle will have celebrated their birthdays in January, but we’ll re-celebrate them here, American style with cake!… ...

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I have a tape recorder memory. At least I once did.

It works like the vaunted photographic memory. I recall snippets of conversations, often odd bits that don’t fit a logical paradigm.

It’s not because I was once an actress, as the graphic suggests, but because I was a speech-language pathologist working with voice clients, and I was compelled to recall the before-after-and-inbetween aspects of my clients’ voices.… ...

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Some dates you never forget. The configuration of the room, the season, the temp. The people who showed up. Those not.

When you got the news of Kennedy being shot, when the first plane flew into one of the Twin Towers – so you could turn on the live TV coverage to watch the second improbable crash.… ...

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