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Tag Archives: Random Thoughts
And now it’s personal . . .
Before the current Coronavirus pandemic ends, we will all be affected in ways we could not have imagined as little as a week ago. That has been brought home to me in a dozen different ways over just the past … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, Current Events, History Tagged Coping, COVID-19, Fears, Feelings, Health, Illness, Pandemic, Quarantine, Random Thoughts Leave a comment
The wisdom of an older age . . .
There may be a crack in my armor, but I’m still in one piece. Truth be told, I sometimes feel as if I’m improving with age, like fine wine. I keep discovering things about myself, insights that took time to … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Growing Old, World News Tagged Commentary, Health, Hope, Lessons from the Past, Pandemic, Random Thoughts, Wisdom Leave a comment
The hug felt round the world . . .
Yesterday afternoon an improbable scene unfolded in Dallas. A young woman just sentenced to 10 years in prison and the tearful teenage brother of a slain man came together in a wordless, but very public, display of shared anguish. It … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Inspiration Tagged Change, Dallas, Forgiveness, Grief, Jury Deliberation, Law, News, Police, Race Relations, Random Thoughts, Symbolism, Trial Coverage, Trials, Verdicts, Violence Leave a comment
Rituals and memories . . .
Updated — just a bit — in mid-March 2021, as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic that has held us all in its grip for the past year! One beautiful early spring day many years ago, while living … Continue reading
Posted in Celebrations, Family, Friendship Tagged Easter, Feelings, Food, Friendships, holidays, Passover, Random Thoughts, Ritual Leave a comment
And then the unthinkable . . .
When a newsworthy event occurs in your own community, it takes time to sort out feelings and get on with life. When it happens across the street, it leaves a lasting impression that changes your feelings forever. Continue reading
Posted in Current Events Tagged Community, Disaster Response, Emergency Training, Feelings, First Aid, Gun Violence, Preparedness, Random Thoughts, Surviving, Violence Leave a comment
Under a wandrin’ star…
There may be nothing new under the sun, as my grandmother was fond of saying. However, everything on the globe is new to you if you haven’t seen it before. Travel offers infinite possibilities — not only to see, do … Continue reading
Posted in Celebrations, Inspiration, Travel Tagged Cold, Feelings, Music, Random Thoughts, Road Trips, Travel, Vacations Leave a comment
Another Year Has Passed
Our day began early. We had just spent the first night in our brand new home, and we were eager to get on with the day. There was much to do. The coffee was brewing, and we were entranced by … Continue reading
Posted in History, Inspiration, Uncategorized Tagged 9-11-2001, Fort Worth, France, loss, New Jersey, New York, Patriotism, Random Thoughts, remembering, Rosh Hashanah, Russian Gift, Terrorism, World Trade Center 2 Comments
Challenge: Cleaning out a handbag
Like Fibber McGee’s closet, a woman’s purse can be “enemy territory.” Note: This was first published on Yahoo Contributor’s Network a little over five years ago. I recently ran across it in my files and, because of the demise of … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Erewhon, Uncategorized Tagged grandchildren, Learning, Old habits, Organization, Random Thoughts, words, Writing Leave a comment
Take a moment . . .
Take a moment on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives for this country. ‘ Continue reading
Posted in History, Memorial Day, Patriotism, Uncategorized Tagged Civil War, D-Day, Decoration Day, History, Korea, Military, Normandy, Random Thoughts, Red Poppies, War, WWI, WWII Leave a comment
December 7 . . .
It’s December 7 — Pearl Harbor Day — but this day in history has other history
as well — some of it surprising. Continue reading →