Monthly Archives: October 2010

Treats

I live in a somewhat demographically diverse neighborhood.  For example, on my street we have families with toddlers, school-age children, younger adults, middle-aged adults, retirees, and grandparents.  I like this variety for many reasons; tonight, I like it because it … Continue reading

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Polite vandalism

Growing up, my friends (and my “friends”) knew better than to T.P. my parent’s house.  As adult property owners, I feel fortunate that the kids (and the younger adults) in our neighborhood are quite respectful: in the 8 years my … Continue reading

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Terrific vision; beautiful execution.

This evening as I was eating dinner, I read the following: “In 1885, a group of civic leaders came together in the belief that their community would be stronger and more prosperous if knowledge was shared rather than held as … Continue reading

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Surrogate mom

This morning I went to the local elementary school to provide my weekly reading support and enrichment lesson.  At the end of the lesson, the teacher informed me about a music program the class would be presenting that afternoon, and … Continue reading

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Words speak; actions communicate.

I’m somewhat unconventional.  I believe in non-violence, radical acceptance, and minimal consumption, among other things.  And in a culture that can focus heavily on killing-for-sport, justice (often leaning towards vengeance), and consumerism, sometimes I stand in quiet opposition to people … Continue reading

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I hear you

There have been moments in my life where I have felt very “watched over”; where I have had the feeling close to my heart that someone, something, some force is looking out for me.  Clearing obstacles, creating paths.  Usually the … Continue reading

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Baroness of bargains

I am a sucker for a deal.  As a result, I open every piece of “junk” mail that might have a cool sample or a good coupon enclosed.  And yes, 95% of the time my sifting, sorting, and scanning ends … Continue reading

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