Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pocket Full of Memories

Pocket Full of Memories ( From the archives. Originally published in “Guideposts,” August, 1997) When I came back from a vacation in France, I unintentionally left a franc in the pocket of my blazer. Several months later, when I wore … Continue reading

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MYOB

MYOB Long before there were abbreviations like IMHO and LOL and LMAO for ease of communication on Facebook and texting, there was MYOB.  And in 1949, when I was in fifth grade, I got in big trouble for writing that … Continue reading

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The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny By now the Easter Bunny must be busy coloring his eggs and laying in supplies of chocolate and peeps. Growing up my family would have nothing to do with the Easter Bunny saying they never heard of … Continue reading

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Still More Weird Headlines

Still More Weird Headlines In the past, I’ve listed some weird headlines, but here are even more: Oreos Have Similar Effects as Cocaine in Rats, Study Finds    Hartford Courant 10/17/13 Tipsy Turkeys: Birds Fed Beer Flavor, Size Enhanced               Valley … Continue reading

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Deliberate Imperfection

Deliberate Imperfection The practice of deliberate imperfection reminds me of my recent post, “Never Finish the Ironing,” although on a spiritual level. I had first heard of deliberate imperfection while in Turkey. Weavers were said to intentionally add a flaw … Continue reading

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Never Finish the Ironing

Never Finish the Ironing Never finish the ironing. That’s a caution I’ve lived by for many years. Where did this saying come from? Let me try to explain. After my first child was born, I suffered from what they would … Continue reading

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Monopoly

Monopoly Monopoly: according to a recent newspaper article, there are official rules, and there are what are called “family rules.” Never really thought about it that way, but Hasbro entertained submissions of “family” rules for the game and had voting … Continue reading

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