Archive for 30 Day Blog Challenge – Page 2

There’s clutter, and then there’s. . . CLUTTER!  But you know something?  All clutter is not the same.  There are at least 4 types of clutter: Physical  ~ when you think of clutter, this kind of what usually comes to mind. Mental  ~  maybe you know about mental clutter; when your mind is on overload […]

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What did YOU want to be when you grew up?  All kids have dreams about what they want to do and be.  Mine were, let’s say, a little unusual.  Some of them actually came true.  By now, in fact, most of them have — including some of the things I said (as a child) that […]

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Here is the USA, it’s Independence Day.  4th of July.  A national holiday. In every community across the land, public gatherings and celebrations provide opportunities for citizens and visitors alike to acknowledge what makes the USA great — its freedoms, liberty, and more and more, its diversity and open society.  Yes we have problems here.  […]

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In our neighborhood, we have a very talented mockingbird.   Its songs are very clever and indeed fool many a neighborhood cat in search of food.  It even fooled me and  our dog a few times, with its “UPS truck brakes” song — I went to the door thinking the brown truck had pulled up to […]

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In the USA, fireworks are everywhere around the 4th of July — even in places where private individuals aren’t supposed to have any.  Somehow, people manage to find them — and set them off, sometimes safely and sometimes not.   The problem for pet owners is that sometimes their dog or cat totally freaks out […]

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Since sometime in February, when the new Chinese and Tibetan astrological calendars came into play, we were advised that we are in a Water Snake Year.  Among other things, that was supposed to mean that we get the energy of being “fluid and flexible” — just as water is and just as snakes are. For […]

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When the Muse Beckons

I don’t know about you, but the start of a new month is always an inspiration for me.  It’s like a fresh page in the journal.  A field of fresh snow, unbroken by footfall of either man nor beast.  The dawn of a new day.  Any day can inspire me, but the beginnings are somehow […]

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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the USA ~ and I say that’s a good thing. Our country pauses today to remember a man whose tireless work to create more justice, fairness, and the realization of human potential inspired multiple generations:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This was a man with flaws, to […]

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Completions.  What didn’t get done last year. On the theme of Beginnings. . . which is on a lot of minds these days, as we launch (or lurch, as the case may be. . . ) into 2012, I am thinking about completions, and why having things not finished keeps you from starting new ones […]

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New beginnings.  Is there any other kind?  Let me think. . . old beginnings? Well, there are certainly things I’ve started and then needed to start over.  Those might be in a category called “Begin Again” or “Startovers”.  Not “do-overs” because for some of them, nothing much actually got done!  Just started over because I […]

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