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Friday Favorites 2/1/2013

I love sad songs.  When I asked my therapist friend why so many people seem to like sad music, she told me that sad music makes it possible for us to process sadness that we wouldn’t be able to face … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/25/2013

Last Sunday afternoon, we went with our friends, Ron and Kerry, to see the Laguna Playhouse production of Chapter Two by Neil Simon.  Chapter Two was first produced at the Ahmanson Theater in 1977 and is a semi-autobiographical comedy based … 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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Passive … Aggressive

In many 12-Step meetings, it is traditional for members to stand in a circle holding hands as they say the closing prayer, usually the Serenity Prayer or the Lord’s Prayer.   Some years ago, someone changed my experience of this little … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 7/2/2012

One of our favorite getaway spots, particularly in the winter, is Dana Point Harbor and more particularly, the small grassy park along Mother’s Beach.  We can set up our chairs in the shade of an oak tree and read, write, … Continue reading

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Dads

Many years ago, my father had a small brain tumor near his temple which was discovered when he had a seizure in his living room, kicking over the coffee table and scaring my mother half to death.      The day before … Continue reading

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Fine

Almost thirty years ago, we took a family vacation in Florida.  We spent several days staying on the beach in Clearwater then moved on to Disney World.  Amy was a gregarious little girl who made friends wherever we went and … Continue reading

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Bumperstickers

I have always hated bumper stickers for a variety of reasons.  It seems to me that they oversimplify the very issues that they pretend to illuminate.  Does If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have them really clarify anything?  If … Continue reading

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Stepping Forward

Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Step 12: Having had a spiritual … Continue reading

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Browsing Browsers

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used Yahoo as my start page.  That means a lot of years but don’t jump to any conclusions about my relationship with the venerable internet portal.  I don’t how Yahoo feels but … Continue reading

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