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My New World # 4: A Quick Update

I appreciate the many prayers and good wishes as I approached my first evaluative CT Scan yesterday. Today I received very good news from the doc that my tumors have decreased in size and the 8 weeks (4 treatments) of chemotherapy appear to be effective in blocking the spread to other organs.  SO I am […]

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My New World, #3:  Shock and Awe
By June 2, 2017 3 Comments Read More →

My New World, #3: Shock and Awe

    I received these words from a friend who has been living with cancer for 12 years, and I am in shock and awe. She said, “I wish you the joy and blessings that cancer can bestow on us.” Well, that is a shocking statement. However, now, thinking of the many friends who have […]

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By May 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

My New World, #2: The Gathering of the Clan

​ I am so fortunate to have the support of family.    Our daughter has traveled from New Hampshire to stay a couple of months. She is working remotely from her school and has brought part of her cattery with her.  Some of her cats were placed into foster homes for the next several weeks, […]

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My New World #1
By May 11, 2017 11 Comments Read More →

My New World #1

USING MY BLOG for our communication:   For your comments, my suggestion is that you use your first name and last initial for your username.  While I will see your full email  address with your comment, my software will mask your name and email address and those won’t be published or available to the public.  Only […]

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By March 20, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Sooie, sooey, soo ee…

My friend, Al, a political enthusiast and noted commentator, has christened the 2016 election year, the Year of the Pig.  Well, after all,  Hillary’s spouse is a cheating swine, Bernie lives on a pig farm, The Donald is a sexist pig, and Ted is simply pig-headed.  And, of course, they all want to cut pork […]

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It’s Very SADD !
By March 14, 2016 2 Comments Read More →

It’s Very SADD !

You would think you would be ‘safe’ from a drunk driver if you were in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, and, of course, you would be wrong. This week, Jeff King, four time Iditarod winner, was hit by a  snowmobile drunk driver in the middle of his race.  One of his beloved dogs was […]

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More of Velma’s Photos
By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

More of Velma’s Photos

My friend Velma is a wonderful photographer.  I shared some of her garden photos and the critters-in-the-her-garden photos.  These next photos explore her world of  the Coastal Bend area of South Texas.          

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Hey, It’s Groundhog Day!
By February 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Hey, It’s Groundhog Day!

Almost everyone knows about Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog in a small Pennsylvania town who predicts the weather  each Spring.  If he sees his shadow, he runs back into his burrow for six more weeks of winter. This centuries old tradition comes from German folklore that holds that many animals can predict the weather and that […]

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By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

DOG and DUCK

My Friend, Steve, has many talents. He is an artist, a designer, and a fantastic teacher. These posts give advice to teachers, new or struggling. For a real treat, go to his website for wonderful stories, www.teachingthroughloveandmagic.com. Each of his posts is related to one of his stories. You’ll love ’em!

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Freckles, Herman, and Dodo (and Pepe’ la Pew)
By November 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Freckles, Herman, and Dodo (and Pepe’ la Pew)

Last year, the 50 ft. spruce Christmas tree in Redding, PA created a stir in social media. Tall, lopsided, with a few scrawny branches, citizens  made fun of it – one said it already looked more like something you throw out after Christmas.  Then the national media spread the word, and humiliated the city into […]

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