Category Archives: Experiments and Challenges

Act Your Age

I found this funny old advertisement in the August, 1941 Good Housekeeping magazine. If I could find a smart outfit like hers, sensible leather shoes included, I’d act my age too.

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Next to Godliness

There is an old adage that says “cleanliness is next to Godliness.”  The origins of this statement are unclear; if you think about it, it’s a binary construct.  If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then is dirt of the Devil?  … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Helen

I half-heartedly planned a jaunt to Boston on Saturday, to a boutique shopping event.  I made my reservation, paid the entrance fee, and starting working through the logistics in my head.  A shopping trip to “the big city” was just … Continue reading

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Myths About Goats

On one of my Lady Alone Traveler trips, I went to Head Tide to see the birth place of Edwin Arlington Robinson.  It was a trip along roads less traveled and it only seemed like I couldn’t get there from … Continue reading

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The Riverboat Gamblers

Today is a big day.  It’s the day I get my third roofing quote here at the house. Last week, Handy and I met with roofing contractors.  It’s a small job.  I want to install a standing seam metal roof … Continue reading

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Making it Right

I’d like to say it was a perfect weekend but the pleasant brightness was momentarily blighted when I bought a double shot of espresso at one of the world’s largest coffee houses.  It was a mistake, pure and simple.  How … Continue reading

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Lodge a Complaint!

Although I’m not a big movie goer, there are a handful that I’ve watched many times as well as a select group I’ve watched so many times, I know all of the dialogue.  All About Eve comes to mind and … Continue reading

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Still Stricken

Let’s meet here again after the Super Bowl.  I’m still sick and I’ve got nothing to add to the internet right now. Thanks for your warm wishes!

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Crumbs

One day my brother stopped over for a cup of coffee.  Like most visitors, he sat at the kitchen island while I brewed up a cup.  Or maybe it was a pot of tea.  I offered him a cookie or … Continue reading

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Oh! My Aching Back!

  Just kidding.  I did have fun raking yesterday, but maybe I overdid it a little bit.  This elaborate raking scheme started out as a somewhat childish surprise for a friend and it’s left me …speechless.  Enjoy a big old … Continue reading

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