Monthly Archives: November 2011

Selfless giving

This morning at work I received an email about a conference that took place in New York City back in October.  The body of the message contained a small paragraph of authentic wisdom that made me beam.  The passage read, … Continue reading

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Merry muffin

Back in January of this year, I started a weekly recipe/cooking blog.  I was bored with my standard ‘go-to’ meals, and wanted some variety and newness in my diet.  So once a week for the past 11 months, I have … Continue reading

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Thanks

Thanksgiving Day is a natural time for many Americans to pause, and reflect on all of the things they have in their lives to ‘smile about’ (i.e., be grateful for).  As I sit in my in-laws home, surrounded by family … Continue reading

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Stationary silliness

This morning my sweetie and I went shopping for a birthday card for his mom. (Birthday gal [and family members who want a surprise], please don’t read further until after the big gift opening later this week. Thanks.) :) For … Continue reading

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Perfect timing

A month or two ago one of my blogging friends commented about the children’s book Frederick by Leo Lionni.  I had never heard of the book; upon learning this, my friend urged me to get it and read it tout … Continue reading

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Hello, marketing department?

As I was out and about today, I pulled up to an intersection.  Stopped to my right was a truck for an ‘inflatables’ company.  (For anyone who may be unfamiliar, an ‘inflatable’ is a big plastic plaything that is filled … Continue reading

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Influence

This past weekend, I received a brief note from one of my out-of-town friends.  It read, “Do you see the smile?” and linked to this image: Indeed, I did see the smile!   I responded, “I absolutely do!” – and then … Continue reading

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#25: Watch Beasley’s Big Band

Apparently this is the week for completing 101 items; a few days after I scheduled bingo night, another former-coworker-now-friend sent me an invitation to attend his big band’s 20th anniversary celebration – which was to be held on the very … Continue reading

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Pre-jazz-concert entertainment

Thursday I attended a jazz concert; while I waited in the lobby for the show to begin, I found a coffee-table-style book containing a variety of images created by local community college students.  I was impressed with several of the … Continue reading

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#49: Play Bingo in a bingo hall; AND #48: Do pull tabs

Shortly after publishing my 101 list, a few of my friends approached me and expressed interest in completing various items with me. While no one was overtly ready to tackle the pole with me, one of my former-coworkers-now-friend let me … Continue reading

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