10 to Zen

Let go of comparing. Let go of competing. Let go of judgments. Let go of anger. Let go of regrets. Let go of worrying. Let go of blame. Let go of guilt. Let go of fear. Have a proper belly laugh at least once a day (especially if it’s about your inability to let go… Continue reading 10 to Zen

Why are they still supporting him?

Now that we’ve got the inauguration out of the way, I’m starting to see that it really doesn’t matter to which party one belongs, one will become even more entrenched in the opinion one had from before. With that in mind, I’d like to try to explain as best I can, from a non-political viewpoint, my preference for Biden over Trump. Count me as one of those 72+ million Americans with memories longer than a hamster.

Today the Confederate flag flew in the United States Capitol.

This morning, results from the Georgia senatorial runoff elections showed that Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff had beaten their Republican opponents—both incumbents—by more than the threshold that would require a recount. The Senate is now split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, so the position of majority leader goes to a Democrat. Mitch McConnell, who… Continue reading Today the Confederate flag flew in the United States Capitol.

New Year’s Resolutions

So, I’ve had lots of thoughts on setting new year’s resolutions. Actually, every year I go through the “should I / shouldn’t I” of setting them. Since I didn’t set any last year, I think I’ll try the opposite (I mean, c’mon, 2020 was a dumpster fire, so, why not?) 😉

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Harvest Moon

This a season to celebrate hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. Use this time to clear out clutter—both physical and emotional—before you have to spend the long winter days inside. Brew up some comfort food, begin storing your harvest for the winter, and settle in for a month… Continue reading Harvest Moon

Joe Biden is a stutterer.

(Reposted) Like many others, he has come to live with the disability by understanding it and exercising extraordinary perseverance and discipline. If you know and love a stutterer and you watched the presidential debate last night, within minutes it became obvious what was going on. Abusive tone of voice, rapid fire interruptions, zigzagging change of… Continue reading Joe Biden is a stutterer.

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Blueberry Pie

Ingredients: 5 cups fresh blueberries 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts 1 cup sugar ½ cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon sugar Method: Sprinkle berries with lemon juice; set aside. Fit half of pastry… Continue reading Blueberry Pie