Monthly Archives: January 2014

Musings on Cars

The Camry’s suspension issue finally has been resolved.  We’ve spent far too much time and far too much money on it, but it appears the problem is now part of history.  The source of the annoying “clunk” I heard and … Continue reading

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January 31: Thoughts for the Day

The solitude of an early morning appeals to me.  Perhaps solitude, alone, appeals to me. But the mix of solitude and an early morning is food for my soul.  I love the time before the sun shoves the darkness into … Continue reading

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January 30: Thoughts for the Day

About three years ago, a friend shared with me that, each year on the anniversary of her father’s death, she burns a yahrzeit candle. She said, “It’s a Jewish tradition to mark the day with a candle that burns for 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Ephemeral Art

I have to admit it; Facebook can at times be entertaining and educational.  This morning, for example, I glanced at a link shared by a friend, whose comment about the link was “Wow!”  And it was.  After exploring the link, … Continue reading

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January 29: Thoughts for the Day

It is important, I think, to give people the benefit of the doubt; look for the good lurking beneath the sinister cover, as it were.  Too often, the State is complicit in wrecking lives when those lives might have been … Continue reading

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Polishing the Shell

                                    A Tribute to Pete Seeger The saddest thing is not wanting what the next man has. The saddest thing is wanting to … Continue reading

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January 28: Thoughts for the Day

Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin~ Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826 This translates, roughly, into “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” … Continue reading

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January 27: Thoughts for the Day

When I look in the mirror, if I see no reflection, just a smudge where my heart used to be, it’s time to consider just which way I’m heading and it’s time to look closer, to try harder to see. … Continue reading

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I hope you won’t think the lesser of me for it, but I am here to admit that I sometimes think about nudity and wish there were more of it.  Not nudity in the sense of titillation or arousal, just…nudity. … Continue reading

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January 26: Thoughts for the Day

Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. ~Herman Hesse~

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The Leap

It is becoming much more real now, this impending move.  A few days ago, we met with the realtor to discuss pricing, presentation, and the schedule for having a photographer in to get the shots to be used online and … Continue reading

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January 25: Thoughts for the Day

Humans’ understanding of the world in which we live is restricted by our ability to comprehend things outside our realm of experience and beyond the limits of our imagination.  We understand how animals can feel pain because we understand, to … Continue reading

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The remainder of my first cup of coffee has long grown cold, leaving me with the dilemma of leaving my desk to replenish it with another hot, satisfying brew or staying here and finishing my thoughts.  I am sure there … Continue reading

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January 24: Thoughts for the Day

Sometimes, we’re too tough on ourselves and too tough on others; we demand for the sake of demanding, rather than for any reasonable purpose.  We insist on following processes that do not suit us, though their purpose was simply to … Continue reading

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January 23: Thoughts for the Day

If you have a friend, you would do the same for him (or her) as you would do for your family, because a true friend is just the same as family, just without the legal paperwork. Your friend, your true … Continue reading

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The Bastard

I once had a car I called The Bastard.  Though I denounced The Bastard because the cost of maintaining him as he aged grew larger than I’d have liked, I liked The Bastard.  He was a dark blue, naturally-ugly beast … Continue reading

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January 22: Thoughts for the Day

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~Mark Twain~

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Tired of Writing

I’m tired of writing, though my output of late has not been particularly impressive. I think I’ll take a break again…yes, again.  I’ll continue my Thoughts for the Day every day, as long as there are thoughts to record, but … Continue reading

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January 21: Thoughts for the Day

Doing good by accident or coincidence is not sufficient.  Being good requires conscious thought, recognition that one has choices, and actively and, in light of that recognition, deliberately choosing to do the right thing.  Not think the right thing, do … Continue reading

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January 20: Thoughts for the Day

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. “ ~Martin Luther King, Jr.~ On … Continue reading

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I love to engage in conversation.  Not chit-chat, not gossip, not mundane chatter, but real conversation.  Real conversations delve into topics that require questions and answers and discussion and even debate. Real conversations explore who we are and who we … Continue reading

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January 19: Thoughts for the Day

Another Sunday.  For some, the day to rest, for some to work, for some to go to church, for some to question religion.  Every day of the week is a little like this day, this Sunday, but we call them … Continue reading

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Edging onto the cross street, hoping to get a break, hoping traffic will slow just enough to let me find my place among those cars, personal pods of protection, that shield us against the indignities of casual conversations with strangers. … Continue reading

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Mysterious Lies

I am content, for now, to be who I am, where I am. That is a lie, but I won’t divulge which part(s) of the statement fall short of honesty. Is it that I am content? Is it the suggestion … Continue reading

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January 18: Thoughts for the Day

I drink tea and forget the world’s noises. ~Chinese saying~

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