Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Z” for Zealous

Zealous– Ardent, enthusiastic, eager, fervent, keen, earnest  These synonyms for zealous sum up what I have gained from this month-long blogging challenge. The expectation that one is to write everyday, and not just drivel, but something coherent through which readers … Continue reading

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“Y” for Yuck

Yuck – The Wisdom of Repugnance–or Not We all have either intuitive or deep seated aversion to some things. Many think this should be interpreted as evidence of the intrinsic harmful or evil character of that thing. So does disgust … Continue reading

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“X” for Xenophobia and Star Trek

    – xen·o·pho·bi·a- Noun Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. “In the 24th century there will be no hunger, there will be no greed, and all the children will know how to read.” – … Continue reading

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“W” is for Weather

Weather It’s the topic of everyday chatter, the object of complaint and praise. Yet it is the one thing we truly can do nothing about (at least until some sci fi future comes into play) How does it affect you … Continue reading

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“V” for Valiant

Valiant: boldly courageous, brave, stout-hearted, worthy, excellent The first persons to come to mind might be firefighters, soldiers, police. But of course. It is my contention there are more brave and heroic amongst us than those who wear a uniform. Doctors? Paramedics? Teachers? … Continue reading

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“U” for United

Seldom is there such a week as the United States experienced last week. The attack on the Boston Marathon and the horrific explosion in West Texas focused a spotlight on what makes Americans the people they are. United. Do we … Continue reading

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“T” is for Tall

Tall. There is no way to deny it. At five foot nine, I am tall. If I’d been born a man I would be slightly on the short side of American normal, but as a woman, I stand out. I … Continue reading

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“S” is for Sugar

Our love affair with refined sugar is killing us. “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.” My–how times and our knowledge have changed. A calorie is not a calorie as our bodies see it.  Not only does … Continue reading

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Impostare una scena

Soft breeze, soft calypso, sheer linen curtains tied at the supporting beams of the open air beach house. The sun’s last rays turned the air honey gold. Waves shushed against the sand and the air was redolent with soft floral … Continue reading

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“R” is for Remembering

Remembering It fades in the best of us. Diminishing memory–usually thought to be a factor of age, our hectic multi-tasking lives prematurely ‘age’ us. It is a common mis-perception that humans use only a percentage of their brains, but when … Continue reading

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