Monthly Archives: October 2012

If You Are Needed, You Are Important

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ” — M. Scott Peck “Dad! Can you help me carry my pumpkin?” “My pumpkin’s dirty!” “Dad! Will you help … Continue reading

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Sandy Says

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” — Jackie Joyner Kersee It is my fervent wish that everyone in the northeast hunker down and stay safe for the next few days. It is also … Continue reading

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Street Of Dreams

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long.  If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night.” — Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes As I finished cleaning out my parents house, I stopped … Continue reading

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The Echo

“How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart” — Eliza Cook There are two times when a house echoes. The first time is after you buy the home. The initial step echoes as … Continue reading

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A Face To Call Home

“Little by little, inch by inch We built a yard with a garden in the middle of it It ain’t much but it’s a start You got me swaying right along to the song in your heart And a face … Continue reading

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The Round Up

“Tipping is good karma.” — tip jar sticker The gratuity for any service can be complex or simple. I prefer the simple method. To tell a waitress, barista, or cabbie you appreciate them, knock the right digit off the amount of … Continue reading

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Hoarding Is Hard Work

“The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.”  — Robert Brault It’s hard work to have stuff. Everything we own needs maintenance and care, or at least a place to be stored. Cars, appliances, plumbing, … Continue reading

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