Category Archives: Affirmations

Celebrating you

What makes you, you? Is it who you perceive yourself to be now? Or is it defined by who others perceive you to be? Is it your past that defines you? Or, what you strive to be in your future? … Continue reading

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And another year passes

Another night passes into day. But, unlike just any other night bam the new day arises as a New Year. And, yet, apart from the arbitrary assignment of it becoming New Year’s day there’s no real reason to celebrate it. … Continue reading

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swollen ankles and sympathy pains

When we were first dating, my wife and I had very few physical markers to the passing of time. Our relationship progressed much as the word around us did, subtly yet substantially. In the grander scheme of things even the … Continue reading

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e40

When I was a kid, being forty was being “over the hill.” The average life expectancy was in the low 70s (M70 / W77) so it was more than half of life gone by and a mere twenty some years … Continue reading

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affirmation: a Reverend

My spiritual home is in my heart. There’s no other place I feel closer to my faith then when I’m able to embody it within the closest part of my being. The journey I took to get to this equilibrium … Continue reading

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A personal creed

Normally, I try to keep the blog to dinner friendly conversation – following the old adage of avoiding religion and politics. It creeps in on occasion if for no other reason that I do have strong opinions on current events … Continue reading

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affirmation: a comfy blanket

September 19, 1952 Charles M. Schulz introduced the world Linus van Pelt. Insecure but balanced as astutely intellectual, Linus’ most memorable feature is his trusty blue blanket. Donald Woods Winnicott introduced the concepts of “transitional objects” naming blankets as one … Continue reading

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Happy New Beers

Two thousand fifteen … not all that much different that two thousand fourteen as the calendar flips, to be sure. January isn’t all that much different from December around these parts. It’s still mostly cold and somewhat snowy. The skies … Continue reading

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affirmation: autumn

From the September equinox to the December solstice the progression from Summer’s growth through the fall harvest and into Winter’s cold desolateness provides us with a cornucopia of vivid seasonal colors and flavors and scents collectively known as autumn. There’s … Continue reading

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affirmation: a smart, cynical cityboy

It is a beautifully grey autumn day out… A crisp chill in the air, artsy patterns etched into the slate clouds, the last smudges of color tacked to the trees in distant smears of yellows, reds and oranges, the shadows … Continue reading

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