Semantics on aging

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I came across someone recently who took offense to the word “old.” It’s not a bad word. It doesn’t mean decrepit (which is a sad word). It doesn’t mean you are incapacitated. It only means that you have lived a … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 12 – Phone calls, yarn, juncos, winter, weather

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Old school – I hate making phone calls. I prefer sending an email or a text. I met up with my old exercise ladies this past week. Two of us emailed back and forth setting the date and place two … Continue reading

High hopes

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I love hope. It’s so dimensional. It picks you up at the worst of times. Even when the outcome isn’t optimal. It lifts your spirit. It’s a dream that could come true. It covers everything from the most important events … Continue reading

Make the decision and bring on the pickle jars

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Decisions come in all kinds of packages. Some are easy. If your laundry detergent makes you itch, you change it. If you don’t like anchovies on your pizza, you don’t order them again. Some are harder like job changes or … Continue reading

And back to flash cards again

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I was raised before the age of flash cards. At least I don’t remember teachers using them. Fast forward to now. I’ve written about this before but aging continues the saga. Our use of flash cards started with the cats. … Continue reading

Is knowing better or worse?

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Sometimes you know when you are experiencing something for the last time. When you move out of a house, you know you won’t be coming back. When you graduate you know that phase of life is done. Sometimes you don’t — when someone dies … Continue reading