Starlight, Starbright….

Dec 02

Starlight, Starbright….

THE BRIGHT STAR YOU SEE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN IS NOT A STAR at all, but a planet.  Venus, probably.  In early December, Jupiter joins the parade and rises about 3 hours after sunset, when Venus sets. In the second week of December, Jupiter and Venus will briefly appear as bright bookends in the evening sky. Mars, Saturn and Mercury rise later, but I don’t...

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Beyond BBQs and Fireworks

Jul 04

Beyond BBQs and Fireworks

PATRIOTISM IS EASY.  You wave the flag, honor God and those who have served and even died for our freedom.  Sounds so simple. But, it’s not.  Ask a Native American.  Ask any young, black male. Ask an Iraqi mother.  Ask a Mexican man making his way across the searing desert heat so he can stand around the Home Depot parking lot to get some day labor work....

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The Prime of Your Life

Mar 03

The Prime of Your Life

ARE YOU IN THE PRIME OF YOUR LIFE?  If not, when was yours?  Saturday Saloners come in all ages, so some of us have a lot of years to look back on, while others are just beginning their sojourn on the planet.  What stands out as the best time of your life so far?  Do you anticipate it getting better or worse from here? Also, do you depend in Fate, Luck, God, the...

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Wall of Gratitude

Jan 13

Wall of Gratitude

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR LOVE!  In all its manifestations in my life, I am grateful.  But in particular, today I feel thankful for the joy my husband brings into my life.  I laugh so much every day, and trust him with my life.  He is a joy to do things for, and is always surprising me with thoughtful things like putting my bathrobe in the dryer so it will be...

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Two Minute History Lesson

Jan 13

Two Minute History Lesson

WONDER IF I HAVE TIME to get my nails done…. Click Here!   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Sunday Morning Recharge

Dec 09

Sunday Morning Recharge

READING THE NEW YORK TIMES is one of the luxuries I allow myself every Sunday morning.  John makes the coffee (his, I must admit, is better than mine), we have something simple like oatmeal (he rolls his eyes because I like the Irish oatmeal that costs three times as much and takes three times as long to cook as regular) and I settle back into the couch cushions (no...

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