Monthly Archives: April 2014

“P” is for Pull Out Your Hair Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves are highly individual, but some, it seems to me, are universal. – People who wait until all their purchases have been rung up to begin looking for a way to pay for them (in wallet or purse) -Men … Continue reading


“O” is for Old

A kindergartner thinks his middle school brother is ‘old’. Teenagers look upon their parents as ‘old; their grandparents as downright ancient. Day old bread? — Old. The first Harry Potter film? — Yup. Dinosaurs? Last night’s pizza? Santa? Your mother’s … Continue reading

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“N” is for Never

‘Never say never’ is the old saying. It seems to me that there are certain things that do not follow that wisdom. Never abuse a child. Never abuse an animal. Never play a ‘joke’ at someone else’s expense. Never strike … Continue reading


“M” is for Myrtle

Myrtle is a gorgeous, graceful tree that flowers abundantly with lovely blooms. Myrtle was also my grandmother’s name. Born one of seven children of Norwegian immigrants, raised by a widow in Chicago at a time when the marriage of a … Continue reading


“L” for ‘LD’ -Learning Disabled

Too many people who struggle with learning differences or disabilities are thought of, if not out loud, then in actions/in-actions, as ‘lazy and dumb’. These are disabilities or difference that are not visible, like physical differences/challenges; no wheelchair or cane … Continue reading

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“L” is for Leap

–a leap of faith. Life is meant for learning and growing. If you stay where you are and never take chances, you are going nowhere fast. You will get what you have always gotten, or less. “Put your hand on … Continue reading

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“K” is for Kilt – With Pride

What is it about a kilt that gets the blood flowing faster? To those of Scottish decent, it is the battle cry to their history; a sort of national icon round which hearts and minds are drawn to remember the … Continue reading

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“J” is for Java Jive – the Love Of Coffee

“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” ― David Letterman You may not be addicted to caffeine as many coffee drinkers are, but the unmistakable allure of the rich and bitter brew is undeniable. Whether … Continue reading


“I”, The Heart of Individuality

“I” is for In·di·vid·u·al·i·ty – noun   the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, esp. when strongly marked.   Do you consider yourself an individual with flare possessing … Continue reading


“H” is for Hell and Happiness

The place we are said to spend eternity if we screw up in this life, Hell has a myriad of attributes, depending on the religion or person to whom you talk. Flames and pitch forks? To easy. I remember an … Continue reading

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