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The Occasional Curmudgeonette

My wife, Muri, is perhaps the most patient person I know.  She’s put up with me … and my Inner Curmudgeon … for all these years, hasn’t she?    When we are out to dinner and there is an annoying person … Continue reading

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Close Enough to Norman

Christmas morning came early yesterday, announced by the footfalls of our grandkids running up and down the hall as they tried to rouse their parents.  Apparently parent-rousing is harder than grand-parent rousing … Muri and I found ourselves sitting in … Continue reading

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Make Someone Happy

. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxF-FeOCxlg] There seem to be many points of view on being happy.  According to Jule Styne (via Jimmy Durante), if you Make someone happy, Make just one someone happy, you will be happy too.   Abraham Lincoln supposedly said that … Continue reading

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(Not So) Fine Dining

Going out for dinner has always been a significant part of our social life, whether it was an evening with friends or a Date Night.  We have been fortunate most of our life to be able to enjoy the Fine … Continue reading

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Doctor, My Eyes

As I get older, I find that mini-maladies that I once ignored … or would have assigned to the let’s-see-if-it-gets-better-on-its-own bin … become a source of worry.  I have plenty of older friends and each provides me with examples of … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

There’s an old meditation saw that I haven’t been able to track down that goes something like this:  Everyone should meditate for at least twenty minutes a day except when they’re busy … then they need thirty minutes.   It’s a … Continue reading

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Being Happy

Do you know anyone who doesn’t seem to know how to be happy?  You look at their lives and you see how many good things have been put on their plate, yet they’re always waiting for the next thing, the … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 9/24/2012

It has been a long time since I’ve had a working weekend.  I thought semi-retired and working weekend were supposed to be mutually exclusive.  OK, I really didn’t think that but I like to say mutually exclusive.  As you know … Continue reading

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Let’s Call It Autumn

My wife, Muri, is a conscientious mattress flipper.  The tag on our mattress says we should flip it every three months (summer and winter, head to foot, spring and fall, both head to toe and top to bottom) and we … Continue reading

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Sex and Sixty

Last week, Muri and I saw the new film, Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.  In the film, Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Jones) Soames are husband and wife in a marriage that seems to have run its … Continue reading

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