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Quote of the week: “… dive in.”

March 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Books, Musings, Quote of the Week

“Ask yourself what you’re not doing now that you’d do on the last day of your life.  Take the time you have now to look at your priorities through new eyes before reality forces you to.  Imagine yourself in that last year, six months, month, day.  Listen to your longings.  Ask yourself, What am I […]

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Life Lesson: Laughter and life and enjoyment

March 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Lesson Learned

They did have fun. It usually involved other adults. Friends, male friends of my father’s, or if it was women, their wives. Mostly the women were a certain one or two of my mother’s five sisters. Drinking was always involved, music on the turntable – the turntable was part of the large piece of furniture-besides […]

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Photo of the week: grammas and board games

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Grandparents, Musings, photo of the week

I posted recently about one grandmother; here’s the other – my father’s mother.  We shared a birthday date, and I realized recently that on several occasions a gift was given that the two of us would share.  This, I think, was one of a few board games I remember playing with her.  She and I […]

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44 and plans

April 19th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, family, Musings, My Goals, retirement, time

Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire. Margaret Mead The closer I get to “retirement,” the more I really understand why it was so hard for my father.  He had his first heart attack in his 40s, and although he didn’t have many more – remarkably given that he […]

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64, 63 and the ballet

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, Art, Children, Dance, Learning Spanish, Musings, My Goals, Teaching & Learning, time, Work

There are so many thoughts so often during the day now as I look ahead to retirement.   I really should begin to say retirement from this work/job.  I’ve a million ideas of things to do, and no clear vision as to which one or more I might or should focus on.  Some of the thoughts […]

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