Archive for October, 2012


My Black Cat

I have the sweetest cat in the world.  I feel a bit bad when I say that, because I hate to take away from the other wonderful cats I’ve owned and loved.  But this little girl has the most charming personality imaginable. She’s black as the darkest night.   She’s the fifth cat of our married […]

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Chocolate Cashew Cookies

Leaving the grains behind has really been the best thing for me since sliced bread!  I’ve been reading food labels, banishing all kinds of things from my kitchen.  Seriously… the list of ingredients in the things we eat… frightening! Dessert has never been my weakness, but I do love cookies.  It’s been a real treat […]

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Only Just Begun

I’m a romantic.  Can’t be helped.    I remember the day we decided that if we went to get a milk shake at Courtney’s Fried Chicken we’d sit on the same side of the booth and call it a date.  It was an October day in 1980, and we were seniors in high school.  By November […]

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Not Carbon Copies

I’ve been wondering how people who grow up under the same roof could have great disagreement when it comes to politics.  It just seems like people would evolve with the same mindset if they’re given the same conditions, doesn’t it?  Seems like they’d agree on issues like taxes and spending and government involvement. But that’s […]

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On Eating Chocolate

I try not to know everything.  That’s quite a task in itself.  It’s quite easy to know it all.  I should know.  I sometimes have those visions of self-grandeur. But I do know this thing for certain.  I am an expert.  My way is the right way.  You would be wise to take heed. I […]

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Time Marches On

Time flies.  We know it must be true.  We hear that all the time.  Even as I sat down at my keyboard to share some thoughts along this line, the first thing I saw was a Facebook photo – a tiny little niece off to school – with the caption “Where did the time go?” […]

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Ruidoso House Cup

I have this special little coffee cup loaded with memories and sentiment.  It’s a limited edition… only a very few were made.  Fun for me, because I know all the other owners.  And even more fun, I’m the one who created them. It’s my “Ruidoso House” mug.  (I’d like for you to pronounce it properly… […]

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The Rich Get Richer

People have the greatest hobbies, don’t they? I know a man who loves softball.  He talks it, plays it, umps it, coaches it.  For adults and tots alike, he can’t wait for the season to roll around every year, and it’s fun to see him so animated. I know a woman who quilts.  Not a […]

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