About Kate Crimmins

Retired Human Resources executive with four bossy cats ready to share insights, experiences and wisdom to make you laugh and think in new ways.

A couple of philosophical odds and ends

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Once in a while I take an irrational disliking to someone. Sometimes I don’t know why. There is something about them (and I can’t always put my finger on it) — appearance, behavior or vocabulary that reminds me of someone … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 14 – Radio, music, holidays, ads, friends

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Dead spots or not – I listen to a local station during my very short commute to the gym. The past week or so the static has been so bad I can’t always hear. Convinced it was the stupid entertainment … Continue reading

Soft losses

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Someone from my new gym moved away. We were only gym acquaintances, nothing more. Yet I felt a sense of loss as I went to the gym and he wasn’t there. In a place where most folks don’t acknowledge you, … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 7 – People, hard times, ads, energy, seasons

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Sometimes you don’t know someone – Locally we had a car bombing. It’s unusual for our area. Three people died. One of them created and set off the bomb killing his 2-year-old son and an older acquaintance. Immediately after the … Continue reading

Sassy cats — This week’s pics

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Outside of Washington DC, it’s a slow news week filled with approvals, naps and ummm…friendship. There are no limits to friendship. Instead of trusting a face to face encounter, Molly prefers to verify with a quick (or not so quick) … Continue reading

Some flummoxing observations

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Flummoxed — bewildered or perplexed Did you ever notice that the trip home from somewhere is always shorter than the trip there? Always! Unless you have to pee. When you drive, your thoughts are reflected by what you see. For … Continue reading