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Nov.21.2012
There's always something to work on.  The lists are never finished. Work on losing weight, work on improving health and cardivascular functions, stamina and endurance, work on keeping strength, toned, balanced and flexible. Work on taking care of the cats, cleaning the house, fixing the house...
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Nov.21.2012
The calls, the calls, the ringing and ringing - campaigns begging for money and support.  Support Obama.  Support Romney.  Give, give, give.  Planned Parenthood - "Please help us." Can you donate a small amount to help fight the Keystone Pipeline, to run a television ad against...
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Nov.21.2012
This is a writing day gifted to me by fate.   We were originally to be traveling today but our Thanksgiving plans changed.  Now we're staying home. For today, there is no agenda.   Now, the danger is that my significant other will return from her exercise class and want to 'do...
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Nov.21.2012
Did my mantra sticks this morning, and out came 'Try'.   Try didn't thrill me as a mantra.  I pondered whether I should try for another mantra stick.   Why not try?  Well, it seems so pedestrian.  It also appears contrary to my mood today.  Try is an encouraging word...
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Nov.21.2012
Public nudity fascinates me.  Whenever I see naked people, I have a habit of looking.   We've dealt with naked driving this  year but what about naked dining?  How would you feel about ordering your latte sandwiched between a couple of naked people? For the record, I do not want...
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Nov.20.2012
PW has an excerpt from "Listening for Madeleine" on their website.  This focused on Sandra Jordan's memories of working with L'Engle, George Nicholson and Neal Porter. Lots of fascinating namedropping from the NY publishing scene.  I like the tidbit, the house considered this 'an...
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Nov.20.2012
Talking with friends, family and co-workers, I'm sensing some giving weariness attached to this Christmas season.  They're talking about drawing back on how many presents required to be given to others.  We're not talking about doing less for children but others. "We're giving gifts to...
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Nov.20.2012
I'm enjoying a fine moment.  It's dark outside.  My workspace lamp is the only light. The house is quiet.  The cats are eating.  My wife is still in bed, asleep.   Work is light due to the impending holiday.   Rain drums against the house and pings off the vents,...
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Nov.20.2012
I've been thinking about the Spring around the world - the Arab Spring, and the spring that Occupy Wall Street and other occupy efforts represent.  I decry the violence and death as it happens, especially from those that assume that rights are their's to assign to others, and work to ground...
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Nov.19.2012
STM
One of the more interesting stories I learned of this weekend was the STM - Sleep Talking Man. STM is Adam Lennart, who's a net viral phenom thanks to his wife and her blog.  Said wife, Karen, was suffering insomnia and discovered that her other speaks in his sleep.  Some of the stuff he...
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Nov.19.2012
Walked down through the blustery March winds of drizzly November to The Beanery to commence the writing day.  After getting my drink, I looked over, and there sits Doctor Leornard Hofstadter. I mean, it's not really him but a doppelganger.  He has the same body shape, hair parted in a the...
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Nov.19.2012
Is there such a thing as a bad nap?  Do you ever wake up from a nap and say, "Well, that nap sucked.  I'm never doing that again." I don't.  More often, I prefer not to let the nap end. I nap more when the days shorten and the weather turns chilly.  Is it because I'm deprived of...
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Nov.19.2012
I've been thinking about the secrets I carry.  Not the military secrets, trade secrets or government secrets.  No, these are the more fragile family secrets that families nurture and hide.   I finally called Mom Sunday.  I spoke with her for two hours today, calling at 6AM my...
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Nov.19.2012
This is the week of Thanksgiving in America.  On that Thursday, the expectation is that to celebrate this holiday, we'll all sit down and be thankful.   Why wait for the holiday?  Thought since Christmas shopping begins earlier each year, being thankful should also start earlier this...
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Nov.18.2012
Yesterday's writing day just wouldn't get started.  The Writer kept turning it over until the battery said, "Enough," and left him with a still writing motor.   The Writer was upset but I had to handle it like any sort of breakdown.  Why was it broken?  How do I fix it and get...
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