Archive for February, 2014


I’m a Writer

  I write.  When I’m choking with grief, I find solace in putting my emotions into written words.  A beautiful scene inspires me to find the perfect descriptive adjectives.  A special moment brightening my day must be preserved in a paragraph.  Over the years, I’ve written thousands of letters to family and friends.  Funny… I […]

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Sweet Dreams

I know it’s torture to listen to someone else’s dream.  I’ll make this snappy and spare you all the ridiculous details. A Grand Voyage was on my horizon, and I had such inner turmoil over the whole deal. Should I blog every single day of the cruise, just every third or fourth day, or wait […]

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Our Day

The day began as they usually do… rolling out of bed, quietly getting our coffee, getting dressed, headed for the computer and the phones.  As it sometimes happens, G was on his phone talking as he waved to me and headed out the door.  He had appointments and meetings.  I had plenty of work at […]

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Nine out of Ten

We both love conducting imaginary orchestras while working out on the treadmill. Meandering up and down the lanes in a foreign vegetable market makes our day. When “Moon River” comes on the radio, we stop talking and just smile. Oh man… we both love a good steak and a sweet potato.  (Not to mention chocolate […]

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Business Calls

We’ve been on a business trip. Yes, yes, it was in a fun city.  Yes, I ate great food and enjoyed live entertainment.  Looking at gorgeous kitchen countertops, amazing custom sinks and beautiful tile makes me happy.  So yes, it was kind of like a vacation. But this is the reason it really felt like […]

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Hacking Away

  It’s time for a new photo to go along with my weekly newspaper column.  It’s past time.  For one, the old one is two years old.  The new wrinkles need to be chronicled.  For two, my hair is considerably shorter now.  But I couldn’t rush into a new mug shot because the hair has […]

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