Archive | December 2012

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USE IT OR LOSE IT!


On this last day of the year 2012, I’m reminded of all the people who like to say “I can’t believe how fast this year has gone!” Well, I don’t think it went very fast, in fact sometimes it went downright slow. For me personally, this was a “put and take” year. Something in was […]

A FRESH LOOK AT TALENT


We are all talented at something, We can agree on that can’t we? Unfortunately, we are often not talented in the way we would have chosen to be talented. You may have dreamed of becoming a brilliant neurosurgeon, but you can’t handle the math or the knives. A major league catcher may be your greatest […]

STOPPING THAT ANNOYING DRIP


Older houses, like older people, develop drips, which sometimes become leaks, and if unattended, sometimes become floods. We have recently had the first one, which then became the second one. We have many skylights, which have always performed their duties beautifully, allowing the California sunshine to illuminate rooms shaded by large trees, which by the […]

THE YEAR THE MOUSE ATE THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE


The resident Watch Cat by KSR The Christmas cakes and cookies have been baked, and the cards were made and sent on time for a change, the presents bought and wrapped. I’m feeling pretty good about Christmas this year instead of having a near panic attack as is usually the case. But one thing I’m […]

JOYOUS HOLIDAYS


“Joy” by kayti sweetland rasmussen MAY THE JOY OF THE SEASON BE YOURS THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR!

“WHERE THE HECK IS PEARL HARBOR?”


It was a beautiful sunny morning in Southern California, and I was wearing the new red wool plaid suit which was supposed to be my Christmas present bought from money my Dad had sent, but even though it was only December 7th, I had wanted to wear it before the holidays. I loved it so […]

GRANDMA, GOD AND AIMEE, 2.


Aimee slipped unbidden into my dream last night, which brought to mind my grandmother’s fascination with her. Aimee Semple McPherson was a Los Angeles evangelist and media celebrity from the 20’s and 30’s, the largest among a flurry of religious salesmen, all of whom were selling salvation, a commodity always in demand, and which costs […]