Monthly Archives: June 2010

Not the Man of My Dream

Throughout the many years of my life, I have known moments of utter joy (the births of my children), moments of great sorrow (the deaths of my grandparents), and moments of deep despair (too many)…If I had written that sentence … Continue reading

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Strawberries

Mmmmmm, I love strawberries. Just finished a bowl of Cheerios to which I’d added organic strawberries. I only buy the organic ones, because their soil is not fumigated with methyl bromide. (Any chemical in the soil is absorbed by the … Continue reading

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Sweating

Although sweating is one of my least favorite bodily functions, I don’t mind it as a result of gardening, exercise, or playing with the kids. What I can’t stand is when I sweat just because it’s so friggin’ hot and … Continue reading

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New Braunfels Is Abloom

Oh my gosh!! The crepe myrtles this month have been extraordinary. They are on practically every street in the city. In colors of pink, magenta, lilac, lavender, dark red, white, and deep coral their thick, abundant blossoms draw the eye … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

I awoke today and thought for the first time about people who do not celebrate Father’s Day: orphans, the abused, the abandoned, and those whose fathers are deceased. For these people – children and adults – it is a sad … Continue reading

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Music of Life

(sigh) How I wish that life was filled with music. Not the songs on the radio or CDs that require electricity, but the music that accompanies movies. Silly, I know, but I walk out of a theater wondering why reality … Continue reading

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Not for the Love of Poetry

In the wee hours of the morning I find myself thinking about poetry. Why, I have no idea, for it is not my thing. To me, it seems an easy, simple genre nowadays, unlike Homer’s “The Illiad” or Shakespeare’s work. … Continue reading

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