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A Few Words on ... Wretched Excess

Remember way back when (like the previous post?) when I said that I performed triage and ended up having to cut off all the nails?  And that I’d only gotten to use one of the big slug of polishes that I’d just scored on the latest Sally BOGO deal?   1,202 more words

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The Personalization of Beer

The pursuit of the American Dream is so ingrained in our cultural fabric that idea of making something better bleeds red, white and blue into many aspects of our lives. 780 more words



Busy life.

A bee’s buzzing near me.

Busy worker

collecting the flowery nectar.

Lock-Down: The confining of prisoners to their cells after an escape or to regain control during a riot. A state of isolation or restricted access as a security measure.

When I was in second and third grade, I can remember having drills where we would go out in the hallway, sit on the floor with our backs against the wall, put our heads on our knees, and finally, put our hands on our heads. 382 more words

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Bles-sed: "Made Holy; consecrated"

One of my favorite signs of spring is the bucket men. I’m afraid I don’t know what else to call them. As the snow disappears, there is a group of black men who appear at a busy intersection near my church. 603 more words


Slum-ber-ing: To be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm. To dispel or forget by slumbering."

It is Good Friday.
I am sitting in a silent sanctuary.
Seven candles are burning on the Communion table draped in the black of mourning. 567 more words


A Few Words on ... BOGOs

My mother relies on my sister and me for all of her transportation needs which, of course, includes her grocery shopping.  So we have a deal worked out that whichever one of us takes her gets Savings Catcher rights to her receipt.   1,099 more words

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