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Day 419B: 2012 Scorecard
Friday, January 04, 2013      7 comments

I called last year's resolutions "The Ten Commitments." I thought ten would be a workable number, and - like SMART goals - I tried to write them down with specifics. How'd... Read more
Day 419A: Getting the ball rolling...
Friday, January 04, 2013      7 comments

I came across this: Distractability the sidewalk does not need dusting the road does not need re-painting the laundry does not need to be shoveled the dishes do not need to be talked to the sky will not fall as has been prov... Read more
Day 418: Now For Something Completely Different...
Thursday, January 03, 2013      8 comments

...I think that's an old line from Monty Python. I've been tinkering with a end-of-2012 / start-of-2013 blog, but I ran across a meme over on ONEKIDSMOM's page that (ahem) called to me. In a serendipitous moment I decided, aha, Blog o'the D... Read more
Day 417: And So It Begins...
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      9 comments

See that? It's only the second day of the new year and already I've paved a considerable stretch of The Road To Perdition with my good intentions, lol. On the bright side, I also got a few things done that needed doing, so I guess it'll all... Read more
Day 416A: Resolutions II
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      7 comments

A 'real' blog is in the works, but in the meantime, by way of a holding pattern: L8R, peeps - carpe diem!... Read more
Day 415: Resolutions I
Monday, December 31, 2012      9 comments

My New Year's Resolutions I will not throw the cat out the window Or put a frog in my sister's bed I will not tie my brother's shoelaces together Nor jump from the roof of Dad's shed I shall remember my aunt's ne... Read more
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      11 comments

On Christmas Eve the local parish church rang the changes for the midnight service - it was such a lovely sound, carrying through the night. They will be ringing aga... Read more
Day 413: Inspiring Story 9
Monday, December 24, 2012      8 comments

I started this short series of blogs with the idea of winding it up by Christmas: "inspiration" is a broad category, and there's so much about this season, regardless of faith or background or personal beliefs, that incorporates inspiration of ... Read more
Day 412: Inspiring Story 8
Sunday, December 23, 2012      5 comments

The most inspiring people - the most remarkable, the most admirable - to me are those who live with adversity. They are people who do what they need to do, who are so ofte... Read more
Day 411: Inspiring Story 7
Saturday, December 22, 2012      9 comments

Recently, I came across not one but two photographs that opened my eyes to little kindnesses, to those potentially missed opportunities to - as Gram would say - brighten someone's corner. In 1922 my grandmother - a source of inspiration in ... Read more
Day 410: Inspiring Story 6
Friday, December 21, 2012      8 comments

I loved this idea - as one of them said, "It's women helping women." www.rd.com/true-stories/
inspiring/the-dirty-dozen/ Sometimes the greates... Read more
Day 409: Inspiring Story 5
Thursday, December 20, 2012      6 comments

For several years after I came to England I worked in the cash office of a large supermarket. We had several computer terminals in the administrative office to keep us li... Read more
Day 408: Inspiring Story 4
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      12 comments

I filed this one under "It's never too late." In some ways the people in this photo essay aren't ordinary. Among them are a plastic surgeon, a pilot, a dentist, a co... Read more
Day 407: Inspiring Story 3
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      7 comments

"We only did what anyone would do..." The recurring theme throughout this essay is voiced by nearly every one of the subjects: "Of course we did this," as if their ac... Read more
Day 406: Inspiring Story 2
Monday, December 17, 2012      8 comments

I hope this links correctly: http://vimeo.com/5212910
3 It bills itself as "...a film about people transforming trash into music; about love, courage and creativity." Beautiful story. Beautiful music. Beautiful ... Read more

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