Category Archives: Random thoughts

If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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What’s On My Mind?

This week, our resident hound asked whether or not we’ve included specifics of our daydreams into any of our stories. I’ve been doing a lot of quilting lately, and when I saw the topic of daydreams my mind immediately went … Continue reading

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Heartstrings

A whirlwind around me again lately and here I was without an idea about writing for this ‘free’ week. By Tuesday I was so busy, I couldn’t even worry about it; I had a number of errands to do in … Continue reading

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How Could I Earn A Living?

If I Couldn’t Work in the Book Industry… and if I were not already retired. By Jeff Salter Yeah, I really should make clear the disclaimer that my discussion of these possibilities might sound quite different if not for the … Continue reading

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Productivity Lost and Found

What Drains and/or Blocks My Potential Productivity? By Jeff Salter Gosh, this is a deep topic… and to think, I was the one who proposed it (way back when). As our Friday Fox recently said (paraphrased), “I wish I could … Continue reading

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One of These Folks is Not Like the Others

Remember this song from Sesame Street? I’ve never had any reason to doubt my family’s love for me, but I’ve always felt like a bit of an odd duck. I suppose that’s what prompted me to pose the Question of … Continue reading

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Winter? Wonder.

What do I like the most about Winter? I DON’T like the cold anymore. I think ice storms make most of the trees, bushes and man-made structures look beautiful! Branches look as though they are encased in glass. A few … Continue reading

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