Category Archives: Around the House

Any kind of extra help, above and beyond, help to people in the house

New Day’s Eve

“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” — Michael Josephson Is a new year really that much better than a new day? For all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the new … Continue reading

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Fill ‘Er Up

“Talent is like a receptacle. Some are born with a shot glass and some are born with a keg.” — David Hattner, Portland Youth Philharmonic Music Director speaking last night Even if talent could be measured in alcoholic beverage containers, … Continue reading

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The Gift Of The Present

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson Maybe there’s a reason that the words “presence” and “presents” rhyme. Being present is a gift, like the presence of a parent in a child’s life. There’s only … Continue reading

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Nether-land

Dedicated to anyone who is dealing with dementia. Nether-land Where do you go, o’ mother? Where does your mind rest? When your words in this world, unfurled, are not from your breath. Where do you go, o’ mother? What do … Continue reading

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Reaction Vs. Reflection

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati We spend a lot of time reacting everyday – job pressures, traffic, children crying, teenage tantrums, spousal arguments, 24/7 news assaults, emails, texts, phone calls, etc. But … Continue reading

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Complaining. The Greatest Illusion.

Father: “Would you prefer to talk to a knowledgeable person so that you can create a better informed opinion?” Son: “No. I like my opinion and just want to complain to other people.” — ¬†conversation in our house last night. … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Duty To A Child

A duty and a promise to my children – Zachary, Tessa, and Hayle A Parent’s Duty To A Child Remember what they forget; and forget what should be forgot. Cheer them when they are up; and lift them when they … Continue reading

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