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Red Geranium

It is necessary to have red geraniums outside the door. The reason why this is necessary is long gone, but she buys new ones each year and put them in a huge planter at the gate. Her friend puts red … Continue reading

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Mostly Sunny

Yeah, her name is Sunny, but she’s mostly sunny at best. Many days she’s cloudy with a chance of downpours. I don’t let that stop me. I treat her the same every day no matter what kind of mood she’s … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Have you read Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond? It talks about specific societies such as the Maya or the Vikings and how they failed and collapsed. On Earth Day it seems wise recognize that … Continue reading

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Download

I saw the notification flick by in my contact lens. It was time to upgrade my operating system. I hesitated over the download. I’ve been happy as version 47.8, and I’m not always able to say that. I know I’ll … Continue reading

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The Future of Sex

I’m convinced the future of sex is above the neck. Heads are everything. Brains, eyes, lips – that’s all you need. Why do I say this? Well, a couple of weeks ago Kerry Washington had a sex scene on “Scandal” … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

The tour guide said, “Mind the elephants, now,” but Harry knew the big beasts were gentle and wouldn’t harm him. It was the little things – the insects, the snakes, the nervous little bitey things that worried him. He slathered … Continue reading

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Hot

Why are you so crazy about Torchy’s Tacos? I love that burn. And the food has so much flavor. They are the masters of seasoning. Yeah, but that burn. It’s too hot. Ah, but it releases so many endorphins in … Continue reading

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Flamboyant

She had more than flair. She had more than style. She was mesmerizing in her flamboyance. She was like having a flaming torch in the room, no one could look away from her for even a second because she was … Continue reading

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Stardust

I watched “Cosmos” the first time around, and I’m watching again with Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the helm. It is better than ever and reminds me of that old Joni Mitchell song that says, “We are stardust.” Science gets me … Continue reading

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Surrounded

The area of the park where the soccer players meet on Sunday mornings is surrounded by trash receptacles. But on Monday, the weeds, the parking lot, and the playing field are always littered with plastic bottles, fast food sacks, and … Continue reading

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