--I came across the following article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2 012/01/01/magazine/tara-pa rker-pope-fat-trap.html?pa gewanted=all
I found the link on another Sparker's page, and I'm sorry to say I neglected to... Read more
It takes me a hundred words to say what I want, whereas great writing takes a dozen, capturing the same meaning and in a far more profound way.
The quote I put as my signature - 'To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in... Read more
Yes, I know technically today should be 'Day 373,' but that's only if I had truly been consecutive. I deliberately avoided blogging yesterday. There was something about my little blog-streak that was beginning to niggle at me, and anxiety is som... Read more
Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid.
Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem.
The doctor told him there is a simple c... Read more
I've been listening to freight trains go by for days.
No, not real freight trains (I don't think they have the kind here that I'm familiar with from the States). The wind has been more than blustery, it's downright gale-force. It's been lik... Read more
You may recall that in my list of New Year's resolutions, posted yesterday, #9 was 'rework my diet / nutrition.' The intention (yes, the same kind that can be used to pave roads) was to do it sometime this YEAR. Maybe even sometime this MONTH. B... Read more
I've been catching up on some reading, and saw this article on Yahoo today:
http://news.yahoo.com/st rong-quadrantid-meteor-sho wer-one-2012s-best-peaks-1 31902516.html
The 'peak' for viewing will be 2:30 AM ES... Read more
I am a true believer when it comes to New Year's resolutions. If you don't aim high - if you don't make plans and set goals - you will just wander aimlessly and before you know it, another year will have passed. I set resolutions to give myself ... Read more
I've mentioned this a few times and to a couple different people. This year, sometime in February, marks Elizabeth II's 60th anniversary of becoming the reigning monarch. (Seems a little strange to celebrate the death of someone, but such is the... Read more
Just a quickie. I found the following a while ago and figured this would be a good time to post it.
Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bri... Read more
Yes, I CAN!
Seems as though New Year's resolutions are like SlimJims, the dried beef jerky strips: you either love 'em, or you hate 'em.
There was a good article on Spark in favor of resolutions:
http://www.sparkpeople.c... Read more
...to post for today. I am chafing at leaving these last few blogs in such a state, but 'people' before 'computer,' resolutions or no resolutions.
We're sitting entirely too much shooting the breeze (raining like mad all day today, so no ch... Read more
Well, considering that there's darned near 365 from this year, and who-knows-how-many-others from previous years, darned if I'm going to look thru them and check, but - I think this one might beat-all for brevity.
Goodnight, Sparklers, wher... Read more
Pithy teabag tag of the day: 'Self-discipline is your best friend.'
The recalculation in this case is just an adjustment on the blog title; somewhere along the line I must've misnumbered, as today is the 362nd day of the year, not the 364t... Read more
The following is a pre-recorded blog.
Well, there's the supposed 'real':
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
"...a partridge in a pear tree..."
Because the song was originally French, it's supposed to b... Read more