Top of the world

Staying above the fray, out of the drama and turmoil, may be the safest place to wait out the mayhem, but it’s not the most interesting vantage point.

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Today I shall behave…

Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.” ~ Theodor Seuss Geisel If I had to describe my personality, I’d say I’m fairly introverted. I don’t typically go out of my way to be noticed, staying under the radar whenever possible. I’m not what I would consider memorable. That […]

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Spring haz-mat cleaning: scoop the poop

Tuesday was a beautiful day! The sun was out, temps were climbing back into bearable ranges, and I was actually motivated to DO something. I headed outside to prep my raised planters. Recent monsoons rains, made the backyard a smidge marshy, but other than feeling like I was walking on wet sponges, the prep work […]

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Under the Big Top

Spinning dinner plates, balanced precariously on spindly broomsticks, wobble out of control. Multi-colored balls, handcrafted out of orphan socks, circle my head in erratic, elliptic orbits while I attempt to keep a hacky sack, stuffed with worries, suspended in the air, frantically hopping from foot to foot. My life is a circus, and I am a […]

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Ramshackle

She survived two husbands and three children. Living alone in her family home for nearly 30 years, she was well-known in her community. Always ready with a pot of homemade chicken soup for the sick, a hot-from-the oven pie for new neighbors or hand-sewn quilts for the babies. Her church had a waiting list of […]

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Pick up after your dog

I typically don’t engage trolls. It seems like such a nugatory endeavor. These bots have no real intention of having a rational discussion. Their only purpose is spreading vitriol, hoping to provoke a response. To dwell on the rantings of mad dogs is an exercise in futility. There’s no expectation for normal conversation, their arguments […]

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