Tag Archives: wit

Above the Park

Originally posted on Big Blue Mouth:
What a hullabaloo! before quiet. Now riot. Cockatoos.

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The Last Blog – and Twinkle ⭐️

Originally posted on Mum’s the word:
The best known nursery rhyme in the world, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’, was written by Jane Taylor, aged 23, in 1806 in her attic, which still exists in Stockwell Street, Colchester. It’s a…

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Motherhood

To say that motherhood is unworthy is the unworthiest of things to say. To say that motherhood is complicated is to say that “the Sistine Chapel is a nice little drawing.” It isn’t just the start of life, it’s the … Continue reading

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The pandemic update from Britain: hope, hype, and a tiger running loose

Originally posted on Notes from the U.K.:
At the risk of injecting a dangerous note of optimism into these updates, a new blood test looks promising. It might–emphasis on might–be able to pick up traces of Covid-19 a day…

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“Alexa, will you please forgive us?”

My Featured Blogger this week is Phillip Mullins of the oddly named blog site Phillip Mullins. Actually, Phillip, does have a theme: it’s science, technology (he formerly called his site “Second Rate Scientist”), family, kids, faith, life and… Well, OK, … Continue reading

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Writing – Self-Publishing and Self-Doubt

Originally posted on Andrew's View of the Week:
I suffer from writing self-doubt.  In fact, I just googled, ‘self-doubt’ to make sure I spelled it right, was using the right word and confirm that it is hyphenated. At the…

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The Real Problem

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
“Your situation…” a wise person once said to me, “… is never the problem.” Pregnant pause. “The problem… “ they continued, “… is your RELATIONSHIP to your situation.” And for the most part, I…

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Damnedelions

(Time-lapse video below It’s spring! Sort of. Actually, we’re still in Sprinter where I live, so it’s snow shovels one day and flip-flops and shades the next. But the dandelions can’t be fooled. Fake-daisy-delions are popping up all over our … Continue reading

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How did I get so Old?

Can you feel me? Boomers – bought stamps for 5¢. “Wait, we don’t have to lick them anymore?” Gen-X – bought stamps for 18¢. “Remember you must lick ’em, lick ’em good!” Millennials – bought stamps for 34¢. “You used … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sailboat

Most of my dreams are “mad libs,” the organized part of my mind attempting to construct a narrative out of disparate snippets. But every now and then I receive what could actually be considered a message. My life was at … Continue reading

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