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When Doves Cry

Heading out on the first day of Spring, I came upon a pair of birds at an intersection near home. They would not budge. They almost stared into my windshield as I approached. I ended up going around them. I … Continue reading

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Cardio

So you have been walking for decades, convinced that you have good cardiovascular health, and then it happens. A winter storm dumps more than a foot of heavy, wet snow on your space. It started white and fluffy, turned into … Continue reading

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Bed Bath Beyond

What are European Shams and why do we need them ? It was a simple question that I could not answer. When did bedding become so complicated ? I grew up with chenille, and a down-filled feather bed. My first … Continue reading

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Youth Dew

Every few years, I go in search of a new fragrance, spraying scents onto those little cardboard squares provided by department stores. This year was no different. I kept coming back to a classic, one that I wore in the … Continue reading

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A Better Mousetrap

There were 4 mousetraps set. One was missing. Mission accomplished ? Five hours later, he emerged from under a storage box in the basement. He was still alive, neck was partially trapped, he was dragging it around. It was my … Continue reading

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Artichoke

My first encounter with this complicated vegetable came well into my 20’s. Ours was a basic peas, carrots, corn kind of family. It was at a small roadside restaurant called “Spuds” in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its success came with … Continue reading

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Crutches

Black Friday shopping on crutches. It will change your perspective about humanity. It was over a decade ago, but it left an impression. After a freak accident in early November, I was sporting a leg boot, trying to heal a … Continue reading

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