“She left no forwarding address”
—-Bourgeois 2015

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All Grown Up

Growing older No makeup Hair natural color

Growing older
No makeup
Hair natural color

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 “We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”

― Walter Anderson

Just a personal note. His daughter, Mary Anderson and I were in college together. She lived across the hall from me for a year. We were all so poor back in 1957-58. Mary gave me (maybe others) Anderson pottery . She said it was not worth anything. The pieces are true treasures  not only because she gave it to me but also the beauty of each piece is so simple and authentic.

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For those who do not send good wishes your way

 “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

― Napoleon Hill

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My thoughts exactly!

Originally posted on A Pondering Mind:

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?

Samuel Goldwyn

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seen through the eyes of a child life stretches on forever

so excited to be sixteen, then twenty-one; thirty, not so bad

and then there is the number 50, half a century…you pause….where did the time go; life is half over, at best

seventy-five and you think how lucky you are

both brothers having died in their 60’s

now at 77 you know that the bits and pieces have to fit into that life puzzle

it is almost time to move to another realm

It is almost time to go

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Raggs, my long haired Tortie

She loved to stay on the patio, especially when the sun was out. Examples of her waiting and finally out.

Raggs watching the patio; waiting to get outside.

Raggs watching the patio; waiting to get outside.

Raggs at the door

Raggs at the door

Raggs on patio

Raggs on patio

Raggs on patio

Raggs on patio


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  “The brotherhood of men does not imply their equality. Families have their fools and their men of genius, their black sheep and their saints, their worldly successes and their worldly failures. A man should treat his brothers lovingly and with justice, according to the deserts of each. But the deserts of every brother are not the same.”

― Aldous Huxley

P.S. I always use a photo of my animals rather than the author! Eccentric? RAGGS ON PATIO 011-1

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A Personal Growth Story from the Way-Back Machine


Lori is a sensitive caring person. She has persevered through many losses with grace and acceptance. She is a dog lover, a wife, a writer, a loyal follower.
She won the one word a day game I made up for just one movie. Acceptance of all things normal or unusual would also characterize her personality.
Getting to know her through WP has been a pleasure.
Enjoy this great post by Lori.

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tsca1 (559x800) wmYou cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ~ Brian Tracy

A while back, Carrie Rubin blogged about being an introvert and the fear of talking to a group of people. I commented to her, that about twenty years ago, I used to attend al-anon. I brought it up, because I related to her fear of talking to a group when I used to attend those meetings. Since my blog theme and most of my writing (memoirs and fiction) is about personal growth, my al-anon experience is something fitting to share.

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Word Press: Pressing, Squeezing, Tweaking your Words and Website


This posted on the wrong blog. This one is hidden.

Originally posted on Dear Mr. President:

Do you know why I am reading posts from way back in 2014 in the Reader???

This is way stupid looking to the bloggers you follow.

You make yourself, your web site, look feeble and less than.

You changed how you input your posts, disconcerting. You remove the widget for images based on what you wrote. Since I started with you the changes have been overwhelming.

I do not like you anymore; I like the community of bloggers I follow. I liked the post a day for the first year but then so many people started their own “whatever” a day, a week, a month.

You thought we were stupid, therefore giving us a “Daily Prompts” as if we were not creative enough to have a thought in our head.

I would rather read what my fellow blogger had to eat for breakfast than to read what the Daily Prompt…

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