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Food, Love, and Support in the Deep South

Our family lost a good friend to cancer last week at the young age of 48; Jim Townsend.  Jim lived and most of his family live in or near the Alabama town in which I have deep roots. Although I … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Life

We all experience problems and blessings, pleasure and pain, and joy and sorrow. We never know when any of this will come, and the best we can do is be prepared when it does. I have had some of all … Continue reading

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Being Satisfied With The Present

So much of our life is spent planning and waiting. There is also a good part of our life that is spent reliving the past. We have to force ourselves to live in the present. But the present is really … Continue reading

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My Twelve Personal Insights from Staying-at-Home

I have too much stuff, much too much stuff, and multiples of much of it. This includes furniture, books, make-up, clothes, kitchen items, etc. While I probably already knew this, staying at home with all of my stuff for weeks … Continue reading

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Take Lots of Photos

Certainly, take photos of food and flowers. Even if you never do anything with them, unless for some reason you need them. Those are a record of memories of times you have enjoyed. But if you don’t have those photos, … Continue reading

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Time Stands Still

The Coronavirus and Covid-19 have disrupted our lives immensely for about six weeks. You are most likely tired of talking about it and reading about it. Regardless of when or where it actually started, for most of us, it came … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Till It’s Gone

Joni Mitchell’s words were made for this time. There is so much about our normal lives that is gone since Covid-19 arrived on the scene. What we do not yet know is how much of it will return, either because … Continue reading

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What Do We Really Need?

Years ago, I learned the difference in wants and needs, but too often I have bought items that were clearly in my “want” category. I do not even know where some or even many of those things are. When I … Continue reading

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Before It Is Too Late

I have often thought about life and death. Not in a morbid way, but in an inquisitive way. I have wondered about the frailty of life, and how some live a very long life, and others don’t. I am not … Continue reading

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My Weight Loss Journey, Part II

The date that many people abandon their New Year’s Resolutions, January 17, has passed. If you made New Year’s resolutions, I hope that you are still on your plan. Changes in oneself are the hardest changes to make. But when … Continue reading

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