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True the grit

One of my nieces sent me the first link below, and then one of my WP friends reblogged the second. These two pieces apply to everyone, but because the person who sent the first one is a female and we have a special connection through this topic, I am particularly emphasizing its applicability to girls […]

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no Savings grace

Like most opinionated vocal people I have pet peeves.  Changing the clock twice a year is one of them. When these changes were six months apart, I didn’t mind them so much.  But now that it is almost eight months and four months, I find this practice unsettling. This is likely because I am so […]

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Savory autumn pie

I like to collect recipes that I can keep in my head, so if I am traveling or visiting, I can put a meal together without resorting even to the index-card ring sets that students carry in culinary school. One of the easiest and most versatile dishes I make (when I cook!) is one I […]

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The great obscurian novel

I just got this email from Word Press: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/nanowrimo-2013/ I skimmed it as I usually do with their posts, just to find out if it was anything earth-shattering. Have you seen this? It invites us to spend November writing the great American, or whatever, novel.  The challenge is to write every day and make it […]

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Habitus corpus

There are a lot of reasons to avoid developing some habits, but I think there is a place for establishing routines or conventions that confer greater peace of mind. In fact, I love creating (flexible) structure in my life. So, in the interest of describing rather than prescribing … Most of us have far more […]

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