Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Best Gift….

My previous post provoked a response from a very dear friend in a phone call to check up on me because ‘it sounded a little depressing’. After rereading it I can see why she thought so and maybe I should … Continue reading

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We Have Not Forgotten….

This is the time of year when I experience mood shifts ranging from what Churchill called the ‘black dog’ to euphoria but I never seem to hit that peaceful place that is supposed to be the hallmark of the season. … Continue reading

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Heaven is Other People….

Jean Paul Sartre once had a character utter a line best translated as ‘hell is other people.’ That line has been used, and abused, by many people since, usually when they are upset with the state of the world and … Continue reading

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La Plus Change….?

La plus change, la plus le meme chose. With apologies to the French instructors who struggled with me in high school and college for the spelling, this phrase is one I always loved to say because it sounded cool and … Continue reading

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Lake Placid on the Plains….?

I am old enough, far old enough, to remember the ‘miracle on ice’ when the U.S. hockey team beat the dominant Soviet team representing of course the triumph of good over the ‘godless Communists’. The announcer’s call as the clock ticked … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Prodigals….

This is the season when I alternate on a fairly regular basis between being full of joy, and grateful, and almost heartbroken at what could be and isn’t. I have written earlier about a prodigal of mine and somehow she is … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Trudy….

Recently I ran across a list I compiled back in 2003, no doubt at a moment of frustration. It is a list of vacations or trips I have made with my in-laws since I wed the ‘love of my life’ … Continue reading

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