October

The month of October is the goriest month of the year. With its goblins and ghosts, its succubi and incubi, its body parts and blood, it’s just nasty. Well, it’s just nasty if one isn’t a child, or can’t easily reach their inner child. If one is a child, it’s either dress up time or…

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Laws

One reason we live in a great country is because of our legal system. Our forbearers worked, under pressure from the loyalists and fear of being executed by the Crown, to create a document that kept any government from taking over this country and eliminating our God given rights. Those rights were given to us…

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The First Time Of Hearing Music:

I just sat there and waited. I hesitated my anticipation of joy for fear of impending regret. Should I care if that moment was private, closing the curtains to any onlookers. I knew that soon all would be right, if just for a few precious moments, and the entire experience would be mine alone to…

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Cats and Dogs

To this day I am still amazed by the different personalities dogs and cats possess. From afar they are all alike. Cats are a tiny version of a top land predator and dogs are man’s best friend. Cats symbolically are girls and dogs are boys. (No, they are not bothered by gender identity, they are…

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Some Days

Some days I don’t know if I am coming or going, crazy that is. I would have sworn that I did this, or that, put something away or got it out, dusted something or vacuumed another thing, made that oh-so-important phone call, or order something for the furry ones. I’m glad I am not asked…

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Today

With the world occupied with a pandemic, paying bills, hate and violence, stocking up on toilet paper and baking supplies, I have managed to skip most of the drama. I have enough to battle inside my head. It takes courage to keep walking while not falling into the traps all around us. It takes more…

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I don’t know-

I don’t know. I don’t know. And, I just don’t know. People don’t seem to realize just how exposing these three words can be. In the least the speaker admits to failing to gather the necessary information and at the most – ignorance, both are curable.  But, there is a third option; I don’t know…

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I’ve got this covered

To criticize: to judge or discuss the merits and faults of, to evaluate or analyze. Most folks when they hear the word “criticize” think it’s a negative judgment of something or someone, but that’s only half of the definition.  It also involves acknowledging the good aspects.  I would know because I am constantly criticizing myself. Everyone criticizes…

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I’m offended

This seems to be the go-to phrase when anyone doesn’t like or agree with something. I didn’t realize that I have been offended my entire life. Sometimes with strangers, acquaintances, or family, sometimes with the news anchor, politicians, or the social elite, sometimes with the label size sown on my clothes, with the labels on…

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Winners and Losers

I’m almost 51, I know, I’m shocked too. The pace of the past, including mine, was much slower, leaving more time to reflect but no real time to appreciate. Things were easier to assume but also easier to judge. Life seemed to have a deeper connection to the previous generations than those of today. Everything…

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