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What we Love

It’s an old proverb… “what we love tells us who we are.” At times we are unsure of ourselves, asking “who am I?” or “who have I turned out to be?” I certainly have had battles with that “squeaky little critic voice” that surveys my thoughts, feelings and intentions and my self asks me the same daunting questions. A glance… Read More What we Love

Living

3 novel ways to lengthen your days

     Health is on everyone’s agenda, right?  It’s the most common subject anymore, no matter where you look….news, books, conversations, magazines, websites.  Check out the rows at Barnes & Noble–hundreds of books on health and wellness. To me, “health-i-ness” means I’m feeling good, I have lots of energy, and I don’t need a doctor’s care.  But I also think… Read More 3 novel ways to lengthen your days

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Get in line for freebies

HI there!! I hope you’re fully recuperated from your 4th of July celebrations.  You may feel like our doggy-friend, here…. So much sun and heat!  Did you eat too many hot dogs?  So much laughter, picnicking, and then, the finale: fireworks!  *whew* Like the title says, “get in line.”  I’m going to be offering up some cool items,… Read More Get in line for freebies

Living

Happy Independence Day weekend

Just a short note here, to wish you all a safe Fourth of July. It’s an amazing country, our US of A, even with all its flaws and scandals. I am thankful for all who have gone before to keep us “independent”. Enjoy all the barbecues, parades, picnics, family, friends and fireworks. Hugs, Ruby

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Foods that “stir” memories

This post is about food-induced memories.  Those scenes from the past that appear in response to a smell or taste.  Remember when your mom made cornbread muffins?  Or a peach pie?  The scent of it drifting unseen but powerfully through the house.  Do you suddenly remember the color of the the kitchen curtains or the tree just outside the window? … Read More Foods that “stir” memories

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The string to my balloon

 Before any further ado, you need to meet my biggest supporter:  Bob.  Isn’t that a great name!  As a child he was called Bobby.  Today, his accounting clients and business associates call him Robert or R.K. He’s the “string to my balloon”, the anchor to my drifting ship; he keeps me grounded. I keep him amused.  And… Read More The string to my balloon

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Wild! flowers

“Look at all those wildflowers….” “Oh, man, those flowers are sooo beautiful…” “I can’t BELIEVE there are so many WILDflowers!!!” My exclamations drove my family crazy, years ago, when we rolled through the “hill country” of central Texas during the spring. Wildflowers abounding on each side of the highway, my sight was overwhelmed and my mind did a… Read More Wild! flowers

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Hello world!

This is my first post on this new blog. I’m using the name I used for my previous blog, which unfortunately was lost in “cyberspace”. So I would first, like to ask you for your advice.  What do you think about the name “unasked for advice”?  It’s supposed to be catchy  :>).  But it’s also a… Read More Hello world!