Tag Archives: Friendship

“To Touch the Heart” —

(Note: It’s probably best to look at this post AFTER you’ve eaten a meal!!!!) It’s been said for ages that the way to a man’s heart— or a woman’s, for that matter —  is through the stomach. In that spirit, … Continue reading

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“She Cleans Up Nicely”

Hop aboard today’s train of thought! It began when I was looking in the mirror, blow-drying my hair with my usual let’s-get-this-over-with attitude because I was in a hurry. We were leaving for the supermarket, and I was rushing because … Continue reading

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Boundless Joy!

Will you hop aboard my train of thought with me? It’s heading toward a place of harmony and — you guessed it — joy! The starting point was a dull morning with not much needing to be done. So I … Continue reading

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Jen Earns an A — in Artichokes!

Jen, of the delightful Random Acts of Writing, blogs close enough to where I live to visit once in a while. After a recent post about artichokes, she commented that she’d tried not long ago to cook and eat an … Continue reading

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Getting By — With a Little Help from My Friends!

A little part of me says, Nah, don’t post this, they’ll think you’re weird. But a bigger part of me says, Hey, go for it! Bet a lot of people will feel the same — And anyway, what’s so bad … Continue reading

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Bloggers, in Three Dimensions

Most blogging encounters occur out in cyberspace. The meetings of the minds — and  photographs and texts —  take place in the two dimensions of Flatland. But every once in a while, kind of like a pop-up,  an actual meeting … Continue reading

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A Pair of Old Shoes

Vincent van Gogh obsessed about shoes, old shoes, work shoes, peasant shoes, worn and cracked. Some of his finest paintings are these heavily textured ones composed of darks and dulls, so different from the brilliant colors of better known paintings, … Continue reading

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