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EXIT STRATEGY

Have you ever been in a situation that you didn’t want to be in or went to a function and realize all too soon, “this is not the place for me?” It must be human nature. I’ve walked into a room and immediately started looking for the exit. (To be honest, I’ve even...

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FEAR NOT

I don’t like math and science.  It just isn’t my bailywick … but I do LOVE history. I consume documentaries, totally immersing myself in the era portrayed, imagining how I would act or react under similar circumstances. I guess I like the emotion of history. I also...

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CHOICES IN LIFE

When I was young, I listened to my parents (well, more times than not). I didn’t have many decisions to make because they were pretty much made for me, like what to wear, what to eat, when to play, when to sleep, etc. I would get into trouble when I didn’t follow the...

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PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE

I’ll admit, I’m a pushover for a dog with big eyes and lots of fur – and that’s exactly what we have in our (big) pup Scooter. He’s been with us since he was eight weeks old. When he was 13 weeks he jumped out of the back of our truck and broke his back leg requiring...

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SECOND CHANCES

It’s the last day of the year. As with previous years, I’ve been discarding unused items to eliminate the never-ending clutter in my life. I don’t like to “throw things away.” I prefer the term “finding new homes” for these items. Since tomorrow is the first day of...

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HE WAITS FOR US

We have a guest at one of our cabins with the cutest floppy-eared pup you can imagine.  Little Flip has the energy of a dozen bloodhounds and is just as inquisitive.  I see Flip  waiting at the cabin for his master. Once he sees him, that tail wags...

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GIVING AND RECEIVING

It’s Christmas time.  We have been to five Christmas parties, had family get-togethers, given umpteen gillion gifts, so giving is a “given” (no pun intended) this time of year.  But the question is how do we receive gifts? There have been numerous times in...

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WOULD YOU LIKE THAT DELIVERED?

I love living in East Texas … rural America … no traffic … no hassle. The only drawback I’ve experienced is having to travel some distance to shop.  I learned rather quickly when we moved here in 2017, if I want something, I’d better order it..  I also got...

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IS YOUR GPS WORKING?

I remember seeing the first cell phone decades ago. I thought to myself, “how on earth does that work without a cord?”  Then computers were developed, then laptops, then iPads, and the list goes on and on. One thing I was fascinated with was GPS guidance on my own...

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TOO MUCH!!

After a week of moving and unpacking more boxes than carter has pills, I’ve said not once, but every hour of everyday, “this is too much!”  Follow that with a holiday filled with food and every kind of pie imaginable, I’m still saying “too much!” The “stuff” we...

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FAIR AND BALANCED

After long days of too much activity for an old lady, I decided to relax and watch a TV show. Thinking I had picked a great one, I was all set in my comfy chair with a cold glass of tea. As the show opened, I knew immediately this was not going to be a relaxing...

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LOST, BUT FOUND

You can count on one thing for certain – Texas weather can change in a split second! Hot as the dickens one day, freezing the next. Same with storms, and we had a humdinger of a storm in East Texas recently. I received a phone call from a lady in Arkansas this week...

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THE LONGEST DASH

I was reading an article by Dr. Jim Denison this week memorializing actor and comedian Bob Saget.  He died ten months ago in January, and now his gravestone has been set. I remember Saget from TV as I was growing up. Always funny, he filled my nostalgia fix...

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THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I

I recently started volunteering at a local food and clothing pantry and thrift store. I grew up serving in some capacity to help others in need. Every holiday our family would deliver food, serve hot meals to the homeless, or deliver items needed for the elderly. You...

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